Last edited 20 Aug 2021


BIM for Heritage, Developing the Asset Information Model, published by Historic England in January 2020, defines metadata as: ‘Data that describes other data and facilitates the re-use and long-term preservation of 3D survey datasets.’

Environmental Archaeology, A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Methods, from Sampling and Recovery to Post-excavation (second edition), published by English Heritage (now Historic England) in 2011, defines metadata as: ‘…data about data eg resolution of an image, file type, percentages derived from original counts of items.’

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