World Heritage Sites

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Title
World Heritage Sites
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
HESWHS

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Abstract
World Heritage Sites are described by UNESCO as exceptional places of ‘outstanding universal value’ and ‘belonging to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located’. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to protect and preserve such sites through an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, drawn up in 1972 Scottish Ministers identify and put forward sites to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for nomination. This dataset includes both the legal designation and buffer zone boundaries of the World Heritage Sites in Scotland enscribed by UNESCO as well as non-statutory sensitive areas for planning advice. Once a World Heritage Site is inscribed, under the Convention, member states have a duty to protect, conserve and present such sites for future generations.

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom

Distributor

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
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Graphic overview
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IPSV-Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary
  • Historic sites and monumentsHeritage
INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes
  • Protected Sites
General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
  • Landscape ConservationConservation of MonumentsProtected Area
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
Use limitation

The dataset is INDICATIVE only. This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ .

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Other constraints
If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]
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Distance
3
Denominator
2500
eng
Topic category
  • Environment
  • Society
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2001-09-20
Supplemental Information
Historic Environment Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage and promoting its understanding and
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

  • WMS ( 1.3.0 )

  • WFS ( 2.0.0 )

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Conformance result

Title
INSPIRE Data Specification on Protected Sites - Guidelines v 3.1.0
Date ( Publication )
Explanation
This dataset is not in a conformed format (such as GML). However, it conforms to projection and metadata. Vertical data in metadata is currently from Chart Datum. The temporal extent of the data is not ended as this is a live dataset, which may change in the future. The version date of the data can be found under Temporal Extent.
Pass
true
Statement
St Kilda: created from Ordnance Survey Boundary Line (originally by Scottish Natural Heritage) Edinburgh, Old and New Towns: created by onscreen digitisation against 1:2500 Ordnance Survey Landline from original georeferenced image from Management Plan. The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: site boundary created from original scheduled areas at 1:10,000. Site buffer zone and sensitive area created by onscreen digitisation against ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. New Lanark: Site boundary and buffer zone created by onscreen digitisation against georeferenced maps from Management Plan at 1:25,000. Antonine Wall: site boundary and buffer created by onscreen digitisation against Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping. Forth Bridge: site boundary created by onscreen digitisation against Ordnance Survey 1:1,250 mapping.

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File identifier
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom