Machu archaeological format
The archaeology layer is based on information from the MoSS master management plan.
A management plan could be seen as a collection of information-elements that applies to an archaeological object (or site).
A selection of these information-elements (as described by the fields of the shapefile) forms the archaeology layer that can
be presented and questioned by the GIS.
Number of object:
used to uniquely identify the object
and make it possible to link new information
to the object cq. managementplan.
This id is a 2 letter country code (ISO3166-1)
combined with unique number (could also be
NATREG number or code) e.g. NL_41204
Name of object:
Name usually a toponym, given in reference to the position of the wreck.
In practise this is the name how it is usually described in the databases.
E.g. BZN 3 (Burgzand Noord 3)
Popular/common name of object:
Name given by divers/public. i.g. wreck near point....
Original name of object:
The name can be given when it is known e.g.
Kind of object: *
shipwreck search area
If other. What kind of object:
If other, what kind of object.
First possible year of date:
e.g. 700 (meaning 700 BC) Number may be used to select object by age.
Last possible year of date:
e.g. 1255 (meaning 1255 AD) Number may be used to select object by age
Period according to country where object is located:
e.g. Viking age 800-1050 AD
Date of discovery: (yyyy-mm-dd)
If only year is known. fill in: yyyy-01-01
other non-corroding material
other corroding material
Last update (yyyy-mm-dd):
Last update, changes in data about information on the site
Full original (national) name of who is approved authority and can decide about the future of the site (e.g. Rijksdienst voor archeologie, Cultuurlandschap en Monumenten)
Centro Nacional de Arqueologia Náutica e Subaquática (DANS)
Centralne Muzeum Morskie (CMM)
English Heritage (EH)
Landesamt für Kultur und Denkmalpflege, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ()
Rijksdienst voor Archeologie, Cultuurlandschap en Monumenten (RACM)
Vlaams Instituut voor Onroerend Erfgoed (VIOE)
date of last visit (yyyy-mm-dd):
Date of last visit/dive to the site
National registration number or code:
e.g. 41204 (example Archis)
Location object area: *
e.g. Wadden Sea Burgzand, The Netherlands.
e.g. Municipality of Texel, The Netherlands.
Is it protected by law.
protected by law
not protected by law
Restricted access for public:
Choose one or more threats
diving (in the meaning of ropes, fastening of lines to buoys, touching etc.)
erosion of seabed
Minimal Dive depth as known (positive number),
in meters LAT e.g. 9,0 : 10,5
Date of re-assessment / monitoring
When should the site be re-assessed?
This is part of the planning.
In which country is wreck lying?
(starting with MACHU-partner countries)
East or West longitude, in degrees (WGS84) *
e.g. 5.215934 (= East) -2.345678 (=West)
Position wreck North latitude: *
In degrees (WGS84) e.g., 53.022132
Verifiable connection to other countries:
use country names.
Links to extra documentation of the object:
Fill in URL to extra documentation. If more then 1 fill in seperated by ;
e.g. http:www.racm.nl ; http://www.thetouch.nl
* = Input is required
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