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The World Heritage Online Map Platform is an online Geographic Information System (GIS) for World Heritage. This web-based platform visualizes georeferenced boundaries and buffer zones of World Heritage properties on an accessible and interactive digital map.

UNESCO is currently collecting GIS data (e.g. ESRI Shapefile, OGC GML, GeoJSON) to populate the online platform, inviting States Parties to share this data for the World Heritage properties located on their territory. Providing digital geospatial data for World Heritage properties on an accessible online platform will greatly contribute to the monitoring of their state of conservation. In order to streamline the data collection, we would like to ask you to fill in this online submission form when submitting your GIS data.


GIS Data Submission

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By filling in this submission form, I acknowledge that the GIS files will be published by UNESCO on the website of the World Heritage Centre in order to ensure transparency, access to information and to facilitate the monitoring of World Heritage properties through geospatial data. The World Heritage Online Map Platform is available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/wh-gis/.

The sole responsibility for the delimitation of the boundaries and buffer zones of World Heritage properties lies with the State Party concerned. The publication of the World Heritage boundaries and buffer zones does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever of the World Heritage Committee or of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its boundaries.

Please note that the data submitted will be verified by the World Heritage Centre prior to publication on the web platform.

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State Party:

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Name of the Technical Focal Point for GIS:
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