this post is a translation made from the post on the gvSIG Russian blog.
The 26th-27th April 2012, in the State Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Lipetsk region, was held the Scientific-practical workshop Problems of Archaeology of the Late Middle Ages and Modern Times in the Cities of Central Russia. The organizers of the workshop invited to speak the Russian gvSIG Community coordinators S.A.Mikhailov and A.Yu.Karandeev with a report on the usage of GIS technology applied to the problems of protection of cultural heritage.
In its report, the authors described the regulations governing the protection of cultural heritage sites in the Russian Federation, including terms of land law, presented the results of work on the preparation of documentation for land management of cultural heritage territories in the Lipetsk region, which were performed together with employees of the State Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Lipetsk region, and LC SPO “Archaeologist” (Lipetsk) during 2011 – 2012.
In the final part of the presentation authors told the specialists in the field of archeology and cultural heritage about the gvSIG Project, the possibilities of the open source GIS gvSIG, the Russian gvSIG Community and its information resources.
It should be noted that, along with other software products, gvSIG Desktop was used in the process of preparation of documentation for land management of cultural heritage in the projects that were mentioned by the authors.
The authors would like to thank N.D. Ivashova and A.A. Naydenov for the invitation to participate in the workshop and the opportunity to make the presentation.