Cite this as: Aryankhesal, F.F. 2023 'HS2 Phase One: Heritage GIS Digital Archive (Data paper)', Internet Archaeology, HS2 publications. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.hs2.1
High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the largest programme of historic environment investigation and recording works ever undertaken in the UK. It is certain that the creation of HS2's historic environment physical and digital archive (High Speed Two Ltd. 2023) is an integral part of the lasting legacy of the programme, which presents an unprecedented opportunity for significant knowledge creation. HS2 historic environment works that have been undertaken for Phase One of HS2 between London to the West Midlands has resulted in a substantial digital archive, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.
This data paper highlights the GIS spatial datasets generated from the HS2 Phase One historic environment fieldwork programme. It explains the technical components of the datasets which are deposited with the Archaeology Data Service (ADS).
Corresponding author: Fred Farshid Aryankhesal
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Figure 1: HS2 historic environment assets hierarchy comprises five primary classes of assets and their GIS datasets
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