A century of remote sensing at Jerash

We recently collaborated with Rubina Raja and Søren Munch Kristiansen at UrbNet and Achim Lichtenberger at Münster to map the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan using a combination of century old aerial photography and state-of-the-art lidar scans. The advantage of this approach is that it enabled us to identify and record features destroyed by modern development.

Modern development has covered much of the city and its evirons
A new map of an ancient city

The work revealed exciting evidence of the water supply to the city, and enabled us to identify what has been lost and what is preserved.

To read more see our papers: Mapping an ancient city with a century of remotely sensed data and Mapping Gerasa: a new and open data map of the site