EAMENA Tutorials on Digital Mapping




Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA)





Available in

Arabic, English


This tutorial on digital mapping is a step-by-step guide to using aerial photography and particularly satellite imagery as a tool for monitoring and protecting archaeological sites. It is offered by the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project on its official Youtube channel.

This Youtube channel has been set up by the EAMENA project as part of the 'Training in Endangered Archaeology Methodology with Middle East and North African Heritage Stakeholders' programme, funded by the British Council's Cultural Protection Fund. The videos posted here are designed to help spread the skills necessary for using EAMENA methodology as widely as possible across the region.

The tutorials have used only open source software in all of their tutorials such as Google Earth Pro and QGIS. This means that anyone around the globe can quickly learn how to use the free sources of satellite imagery to monitor the condition of archaeological sites.

Some of the topics covered in the tutorials are:

  • Geo-referencing an old map of Libya in QGIS
  • Introduction to using Google Earth as part of the EAMENA Methodology
  • Understanding basic functionality of the EAMENA database
  • Making a map in QGIS