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The Warsaw Statement on Spatial Data in Cultural Heritage

Harvey, Francis; Szady, Bogumil; Zaninović, Tamara; Gochna, Michał; Duży, Wiesława; Panecki, Tomasz; Kuna, Jakub; Kuźma, Marta; Kwiecińska, Elżbieta

This statement intends to present significant points to guide the preparation and maintenance of spatial data in cultural heritage institutions. The main points are:

  • Importance of spatial data  in cultural heritage

  • Importance of cultural heritage institutions in leading developments

  • Importance of technical standards for aligning developments

  • Importance of organisational exchange for ensuring excellence

  • Importance of open infrastructure institutional practice and research to sustain capabilities

  • Importance of capacity building for enhancing digital and computational skills


You have in this document a revised draft with our perspective (23.3.2022) on these issues in the context of the European workshop at the University of Warsaw on 23.-25.3.2022. The workshop was supported by the Europeana Research program (grant: OSS3.1 10). The statement is non-binding and is open for future revision. The aim for the statement is to help meet needs and requirements of various actors, including researchers, general public, and institutions. The statement is a collection of principles to support work with cultural heritage spatial data in all institutions and settings.

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