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Long-Term Monitoring of Protected Cultural Heritage Environments in Norway: Development of Methods and First-Time Application

Department of Landscape Monitoring, Division of Survey and Statistics, NIBIO – Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, PO Box 115, 1431 Ås, Norway
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Received: 11 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 27 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue European Landscapes and Quality of Life)
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Abstract

Norway has a political goal to minimize the loss of cultural heritage due to removal, destruction or decay. On behalf of the national Directorate for Cultural Heritage, we have developed methods to monitor Cultural Heritage Environments. The complementary set of methods includes (1) landscape mapping through interpretation of aerial photographs, including field control of the map data, (2) qualitative and quantitative initial and repeat landscape photography, (3) field recording of cultural heritage objects including preparatory analysis of public statistical data, and (4) recording of stakeholder attitudes, perceptions and opinions. We applied these methods for the first time to the historical clustered farm settlement of Havrå in Hordaland County, West Norway. The methods are documented in a handbook and can be applied as a toolbox, where different monitoring methods or frequency of repeat recording may be selected, dependent on local situations, e.g., on the landscape character of the area in focus. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerial photo interpretation; cultural landscape; mapping; repeat landscape photography; stakeholder participation aerial photo interpretation; cultural landscape; mapping; repeat landscape photography; stakeholder participation
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Eiter, S.; Fjellstad, W.; Puschmann, O.; Krøgli, S.O. Long-Term Monitoring of Protected Cultural Heritage Environments in Norway: Development of Methods and First-Time Application. Land 2019, 8, 75.

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