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EAAMS, the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites

The EAAMS is designed to produce a variety of outputs.

We are happy to produce custom maps and derive selected data for you.

Because the database contains information about some sites subject to looting, we do not provide the entire database, only selected data for your research purposes.



One of the most common inquiries, to which we can respond rapidly, is, what are the map coordinates of a list of sites? If you email us a list of sites in which you are interested, we will look them up in the atlas, and provide coordinates for you. For this to be most effective, you should supply an Excel file with a single column on the first worksheet. Cell A1 should contain "Name" and cells A2...downward should contain the names of the sites for which you need coordinates.  Please make the names short and clear. For example, use "Tikal" not "Tikal (P.A.)" or "Tikal Temple 1."

In general, this works better if you omit accent marks.  Please use "Chichen Itza"   Do not use  "Chichén Itzá"

Transmit the Excel file to Witschey. We will return the file with latitude and longitude in decimal degrees WGS1984. If you prefer the data in another form (such as a shapefile, or an MS Access table, please ask)

If you are interested in the sites within a particular area, please send us the latitude and longitude coordinates of two diagonally opposite corners of your area of interest.

If you are university affiliated, please email us using your campus email address.
If you are a student, please ask your faculty advisor to send us a note about your status by separate email.

Questions? Email us.

  © Copyright 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 Walter R. T. Witschey and Clifford T. Brown, The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites   Updated 01/31/2010