Edinburgh World Heritage Site

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Title
Edinburgh World Heritage Site
Alternate title
WHS
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk / whs

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Abstract
Polygon shapefile showing the Edinburgh World Heritage Site as of 1997. World Heritage Sites are designated to meet the UK’s commitments under the World Heritage Convention. The UK’s ratification also extends to its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. These sites are designated for their globally important cultural or natural interest and require appropriate management and protection measures.
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Keywords
  • buildinggeographyurban environment, urban stress
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This information is supplied under the Open Government License v3.0 ( http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ ). The data was captured by the City of Edinburgh Council against Ordnance Survey basemaps and requires the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of information:\\n\\n“Copyright City of Edinburgh Council, contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (insert year)”

Use limitation
The following attribution statement is required to acknowledge the source of information:\\n\\n“Copyright City of Edinburgh Council, contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right (insert year)”
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Topic category
  • Planning cadastre
Geographic identifier
SCT-EDN

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Supplemental Information
G:\CEC\GIRes\Leisure and culture\Culture and creativity\Heritage\World Heritage Site
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

Distributor

City of Edinburgh Council
lWaverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
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Statement
Shapefile produced by Research & Information, Planning & Strategy, City of Edinburgh Council. According to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, a World Heritage Site must have outstanding universal value. It will represent the major stages of the earth's evolutionary history, significant self- perpetuating geological processes, biological evolution or man's interaction with his natural environment. It will contain a superlative natural phenomenon, formations or features or areas of exceptional natural beauty or natural habitats where threatened species of animals or plants of outstanding universal value can survive. A World Heritage Site must be an outstanding example of universal value in terms of such criteria as the World Heritage Committee shall establish and publish in a "World Heritage List" of properties. The Committee may reject nominations for definitive listing if is not satisfied that a site will be adequately protected and may remove from the List sites which have become so damaged they have lost the qualities justifying their original listing. The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO (the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage). SNH advises the Secretary of State for Scotland on sites considered to merit designation. Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted in 1972 by the General Conference of UNESCO and ratified by the UK Government in 1984. In the UK World Heritage Sites are protected under existing conservation legislation eg planning control and the protection afforded under SSSI and NSA Designation.

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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG