Wrakken in databases
Het maritiem programma beheert verschillende maritieme databases. De databases zijn online te raadplegen. Ze geven veel archeoloigsche en historisch informatie over onderwater cultureelerfgoed.
- 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.
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Wrecks in Documents (WID)
The database Wrecks in Documents (WID) contains information on more than 400 sunken vessels in the region of the Dutch island Texel in the period 1595-1795 AD. It is the result of a project intiated by the Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed) to combine maritime archaeological information and historical knowledge.. The content of the WID-database is derived from a large group of sources ranging from salvage documents, acts of the provincial government, notarial records, insurance papers and contemporary and recent literature. See the complete list of sources under the tab Bibliography.
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Wrecks in situ (WIS)
- WIS is a database of stories about wrecks and sites underwater. It is not intended to give exact positions.Wreck in Situ is an applications were everyone who is interested and has information on Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) can make ID’s.
WIS gives historic and archaeological information. About status and preservation of sites and wrecks. In a record it is possible to add pictures, maps, drawings and movies.
In this way a wreck ID can give a complete picture of a wreck in its archaeological and historic environment.
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Dutch Asiatic Shipping (DAS)
This data base presents a virtually complete survey of the direct shipping between the Netherlands and Asia between 1595-1795. This period contains, first, the voyages of the so-called Voorcompagnieën and, then, those for and under control of the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC). The survey ends in 1795. The VOC itself was disbanded in 1798.
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