Defence of Britain Archive

Council for British Archaeology, 2002 (updated 2006)

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Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

DOIs should be the last element in a citation irrespective of the format used. The DOI citation should begin with "doi:" in lowercase followed by the DOI with no spaces between the ":" and the DOI.

doi:10.5284/1000327

DOIs can also be cited as a persistent link from another Web page. This is done by appending the DOI Resolver with the DOI. This would look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1000327

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<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1000327">doi:10.5284/1000327</a>
Sample Citation for this DOI

Council for British Archaeology (2006) Defence of Britain Archive [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1000327)

Download

Google Earth zipped KML file

The Defence of Britain dataset can be interrogated using Google Earth as an interface. Download the KMZ file below and open it in Google Earth to see the entire Defence of Britain dataset in its spatial locations. This KMZ file was compiled by Steven Thompson.

In case of any doubt over the positioning of points, please consult the original database (below). The Defence of Britain database has been made available to local HERs, SMRs and Welsh Archaeological Trusts, who should be your first point of contact in case you would like to suggest any amendments to the data.

Defence of Britian zipped KML file download KMZ 2 Mb

Defence of Britain Project Anti-Invasion Database (2002)

These files are the constiuent files of the original Defence of Britain Project Anti-Invasion database, prior to any revisions and improvements made during the Defence Areas Project. They are made available here for continuity of reference from the HLF-funded project. We recommend that you use the online search interface to access the more accurate information held in the current database.

The files available are pipe-delimited text files, exported from the original Microsoft Access database. The SQL queries from that database are also made available as text files. Some data has been removed from the dataset for privacy reasons - where this has occured "Private data" appears in its place.

Database tables: pipe-delimited text files

Area - location information TXT
Area - location information
Area.txt
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359 Kb
Cartographic Reference - grid reference information TXT
Cartographic Reference - grid reference information
Cartographic_Reference.txt
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986 Kb
Company - organisation information TXT
Company - organisation information
Company.txt
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25 Kb
Description - site level descriptions TXT
Description - site level descriptions
Description.txt
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3.05 Mb
Designation - site designation external to DOB project (eg SMR number) TXT
Designation - site designation external to DOB project (eg SMR number)
Designation.txt
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92 Kb
DOB Object - primary site records TXT
DOB Object - primary site records
DOB_Object.txt
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3.01 Mb
Event - site event information TXT
Event - site event information
Event.txt
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2.12 Mb
Groups - defence grouping information TXT
Groups - defence grouping information
Groups.txt
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168 Kb
Images - project image information TXT
Images - project image information
Images.txt
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94 Kb
link_table_type_lookup - lookup table for link types TXT
link_table_type_lookup - lookup table for link types
link_table_type_lookup.txt
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1 Kb
Links - link information relating to area, event, group, material and reference information TXT
Links - link information relating to area, event, group, material and reference information
Links.txt
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1.60 Mb
Name - site name information TXT
Name - site name information
Name.txt
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582 Kb
Person - information relating to individuals involved with the project TXT
Person - information relating to individuals involved with the project
Person.txt
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84 Kb
Reference - bibliographic and other source information TXT
Reference - bibliographic and other source information
Reference.txt
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232 Kb
Threats - information on identified threats to sites TXT
Threats - information on identified threats to sites
Threats.txt
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103 Kb
WordList - primary lookup table, see relationship diagrams for more details (acts as primary lookup for material information) TXT
WordList - primary lookup table, see relationship diagrams for more details (acts as primary lookup for material information)
WordList.txt
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8 Kb
term - site and thesaurus term information TXT
term - site and thesaurus term information
term.txt
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16 Kb
relation - thesaurus information TXT
relation - thesaurus information
relation.txt
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1 Kb
uses - thesaurus information TXT
uses - thesaurus information
uses.txt
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16 Kb
preferences - thesaurus information TXT
preferences - thesaurus information
preferences.txt
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1 Kb
Address TXT
Address
Address.txt
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1 Kb
MAPINFO MAPCATALOG TXT
MAPINFO MAPCATALOG
MAPINFO_MAPCATALOG.txt
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1 Kb

Database schema

Database relationship diagram (primary) JPG
Database relationship diagram (primary)
dob_schema.jpg
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396Kb
Database relationship diagram (WordList lookup relationships) JPG
Database relationship diagram (WordList lookup relationships)
wordlist_lookups.jpg
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238Kb