“Turkish National Immovable Cultural Heritage Inventory System”

The International Conference of the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, “AGRICULTURE FOR LIFE, LIFE FOR AGRICULTURE” took place in Bucharest, Romania, between 5th June and 7 th July 2014.

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We (Levent Boz, Hakan Melih Aygün & Yasin Gülbay) wrote a paper titled “Turkish National Immovable Cultural Heritage Inventory System” and it has been published in the AgroLife Scientific Journal – Volume 3 Number1, 2014.

It is our pleasure to share the abstract with those interested in the subject: Technology and Cultural Heritage…

Turkish National Immovable Cultural Heritage Inventory System ABSTRACT
According to Law No. 2863, Ministry of Culture and Tourism is the authority to take decisions on protecting cultural heritage. The ministry decentralized this authority to 35 Regional Conservation Councils nationwide. The identification of immovable cultural and natural property and natural sites shall be coordinated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism by obtaining the view of the relevant institutions and organizations the activities of which will be affected. Such identification shall take into account the history, art, region and other characteristics of the cultural and natural property. Following identification, the immovable cultural and natural property to be protected shall be registered with a decision to this end by the Regional Council for Conservation.

National Immovable Cultural Heritage Inventory System (Tescilli Kültür Varlıkları Tasınmaz Ulusal Envanter Sistemi/TUES) is a centralized web-based GIS system, which is capable of cross-querying 10.000 protected areas (archaeological, urban or historical), 100.000 monuments and registered historical buildings, more than 500.000 Conservation Council decisions and nearly 20 million pages of archival documents for all provinces of Turkey. In one word, aim of this project is inventorying of immovable cultural heritage of Turkey on a web-based GIS system for Ministry of Culture and Tourism and other national governmental agencies. This system is also important for Turkish National GIS Project called TUCBS (Turkish National GIS); the mainframe of all GIS based e-government projects. In this paper, we’re going to analyse the necessity of centralized Web/GIS based inventory system for cultural heritage, agriculture, stockbreeding, mining industry and many more sectors; and then we’re going to discuss main design elements and modules of the application.

Key words: GIS, inventory system, immovable property, cultural heritage, protection zone, Turkey.

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Screenshot of TUES

TUES utilizes street maps and satellite images under its web based spatial data

TUES utilizes street maps and satellite images under its web based spatial data

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