Al Baleed on 4DMapper

When the 4DMapper page loads click the Layers and Timeline icon on the left hand menu bar. This will reveal the Al Baleed folder. Click on the folder to access the project layers. Clicking on a layer will zoom to that layers contents. Turn layers on and off with the check box to the left of the layer name. Adjusting transparency with the slider to the right of the layer name will allow viewing of the layer superimposed on the underlying layer. To change the order of layers left click on a layer name and drag up or down to change it’s position in the list. Click on a feature in the map display to bring up it’s attributes. The order of the layers affects the priority when picking overlying map features. The top layer has the highest priority. Click on the images below to for visual reference to these instructions.

Navigation in 4DMapper

To navigate in 4DMapper click and drag with the left mouse button to pan. To tilt and rotate hold the Ctrl key while left click and dragging with the mouse. The cursor location acts as the pivot point when tilting and rotating.  Right click with the mouse and drag to zoom. The cursor locations acts as the center point of the zoom. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, the scroll wheel can be used to zoom and the middle mouse button can be used for tilting and rotating. Hold Shift and left click drag with mouse to draw a box, the view will change to looking straight down (orthogonal) and zoom to the box.

Summeily Excavation Models

Tell er Ras

The model has been constructed from pen and ink drawings created in the late 1960s to depict the stratigraphy of the Roman Temple site (second to fourth centuries CE) at Tell er Ras situated on Mt. Gerezim overlooking the city of Nablus situated some 50 miles north of Jerusalem. The original drawings were done by Oliver Unwin for the American Schools of Oriental Research excavations at that site directed by Robert Bull. This model allows researchers to view the stratigraphic elements of the site as a single entity rather than as a collection of individual plans and cross-sections.