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Web-Enabling of Architectural Heritage Inventories
Morrish, Sean; Laefer, Debra F.
Surveys and inventories of the built environment have improved the understanding of the state of existing heritage structures and historic districts and assisted in their preservation by thorough and consistent documentation. Unfortunately, full exploitation of these resources has been impeded by their static, non-interactive nature as printed documents (ie, reports or maps). This article presents recent attempts to improve access of such resources through their web-enablement. Specifically, issues of usability, relevance, contemporaneousness, and spatial integration are evaluated. These requirements are considered with respect to a new resource, Historic Ireland's Built Environment and Road Network Inventories Access (HIBERNIA). This integrated, extendable database and geographic information system (GIS) is featured as an example of how access to these surveys and inventories can be improved to form the basis for future developments to provide a more complete picture of heritage resources and enable innovative resource management strategies. Deposited by bulk import TS 22.02.13
Keyword(s): Architectural heritage; Web-enabled; Cultural heritage; Historical buildings; Architectural inventories; Urban planning; Preservation; Conservation; Geographic information system (GIS)
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Taylor and Francis
First Indexed: 2013-02-27 05:31:35 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:52:07