The JVRP Method for documenting archaeological excavations in based on highly accurate 3D models. One of the major benefits of this method is that the resulting models can be easily shared and viewed by anyone using a modern web browser. Below are just a couple of examples from the JVRP's excavations at Legio.
Check out our profile on Sketchfab for more models!
In order to accomplish some of our goals, the Jezreel Valley Regional Project often needs software tools that haven't yet been developed. This page will house information about software that is being developed by the JVRP and affiliated team members.
TS_Formatter takes the raw data that is exported from a total station and parses it into simple, human-readable formats. One can view the data and interactively edit it. Once the data is ready, it can be exported as a spreadsheet or .dxf file as well as formatted for printing.
Visitors are free to download and experiment with TS_Formatter.
TS_Formatter's development is ongoing, and changes are frequent. It is produced and maintained by Peter Ostrin. Please contact him for additional information.
Because georectification software “thinks” in a topographical coordinate system, the x, y, z, values of the points on a vertical section must be dealt with differently than normal topographical coordinates. If they are not, the georectification software will attempt to “look” at the image from the top - i.e. as though it were looking at a physical photograph from above with the photograph standing on its edge. The x, y, z, points, must be converted so that the georectification software “thinks” that looking directly onto the vertical photograph is the same as looking down at a horizontal plane - i.e. the z-value (up and down) should become the y-value (north and south) in the converted coordinate system. TS_Sectioner is custom software that conducts this conversion automatically.
Visitors are free to download and experiment with TS_Sectioner.
TS_Sectioner's development is ongoing, and changes are frequent. It is produced and maintained by Peter Ostrin. Please contact him for additional information.
Check out our new LiDAR-based flyover of Tel Megiddo East!
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All essays appearing on this website are authored by members of the JVRP.
Authorship credit is given where appropriate, as is credit for revisions and additions.
When citing from any of this material, please cite the credited authors
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This site presents the ongoing research of the JVRP with regular updates and reports on the progress of our excavation programs and active research projects. The site is also a repository for the primary archaeological, historical, and other archival data on the valley.
Our goals for this site are as follows:
1. Presentation of our active archaeological, historical, and environmental studies.
2. Repository for the raw data produced by these projects.
3. Collection and presentation of all historical data relating to the valley.
4. Comprehensive dataset for use by our project collaborators and the public.
This dataset is continually updated as we excavate, discover, and process material from the valley. We are striving for a complete documentation of published and unpublished material. Please feel free to use the comment feature on most pages to point out gaps in our data, provide useful information, or ask questions.
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