Cultural heritage is one of the essential elements to be considered in spatial planning, and as such, the need for transparent and reliable procedures supported by a comprehensive information system is essential. Project „Celovita informacijska podpora procesom varstva nepremične kulturne dediščine” or shorter eDediščina is co-funded by the European Union, Republic of Slovenia (Ministry of Culture), Institute for Protection of the cultural heritage of Slovenia and Slovenian ethnographic museum with the cooperation of archaeological professionals.
Slovenia was one of the first countries to develop a Register of immovable cultural heritage (1997) supported by spatial data. However, the development of e-services backed up with a reliable information system in the cultural heritage field was lacking. The eDediščina project aims to develop an information system (IS) that enables transparent record keeping of immovable and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the archaeological dig permissions and research database. The renovation of the register of cultural heritage enabled the modern integration of digitized documentation on cultural heritage with a unique heritage identification from the register (EID). The geo-positioned data from the register, which is continuously maintained, gives a comprehensive overview of the heritage, and enables its more effective protection. The renewed IS provides support for some processes of cultural heritage protection (decree of cultural monuments, determination of protected areas and their monitoring), public availability of spatial data, and connection and use of data in other systems. The connectivity and compatibility with other systems will enable the use of data for transparent and efficient use in everyday work with spatial data (planning, safeguarding, development etc.) as well as in the time of crisis, e.g. protection of heritage in natural disasters. A new information system is easily accessible and enables quick and efficient use for all stakeholders (government bodies, municipalities, and private investors). Part of the information system is spatial data with an extensive collection of historical maps that are crucial, as they provide a unique insight into space development and are an integral part of safeguarding immovable heritage.
Transparency, usability, consistency, and accessibility of data serve various stakeholders equally and enable popularization and, as a result, a better attitude of the public towards heritage.
 Celovita informacijska podpora procesom varstva nepremične kulturne dediščine: investicijski program s študijo izvedbe. Ministrstvo za kulturo. Ljubljana, 2016.
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