WATCH: Pilot Project At Jetavana Monastery On Using GIS For Heritage Management In Anuradhapura: Prof. Abeywardene Explains 

A complete heritage survey has been conducted at the Jetavana monastery site in Anuradhapura, as part of an elaborate plan to use the Geographical Information System (GIS) for heritage management and preservation. 

The project has been initiated by Prof. Nuwan Abeywardene from the Rajarata University  of Sri Lanka, a prominent scholar and a researcher in the fields of Archeology and GIS. He completed his Doctor of Science degree in Landscape Archaeology from the Freie University, Berlin, Germany.

At a lecture organised by the National Trust of Sri Lanka, Prof. Abeywardena  presented an analytical and interpretative study in the fields of archaeology and heritage utilizing state-of-art technology in digital applications. 

Under the heritage survey at the Jetavana monastery site, information ranging from master plans to research excavation pits has been integrated into a heritage database. 

Watch the presentation done by Prof. Abeywadena\e on the pilot project at the Jetavana monastery site: