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MACHU GIS is developed within the MACHU-project as a tool to exchange and explore Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) information. As a GIS (Geographic Information System), MACHU GIS offers the possibility to combine heritage information with other specific area related subjects, such as site research data, environmental data, legislative information and historic maps.

MACHU GIS contains a number of standard map layers (web map services) provided by MACHU partners and third parties. Users can extend these map layers with new map layers for personal use. For instance to examine possible threads to specific UCH-sites.

Through the (sensitive) nature of the information (in particular the exact positions of sites), this application is only available for the scientific community and professional maritime stakeholders.
Users have to register themselves first in order to obtain access.

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.

example of archaelogcal layer and research image (multi beam)