HBSMR Gateway

HBSMR Gateway is a web service API for HBSMR.  It enables HBSMR data, including mapping and linked images, to be made available to remote web or desktop applications. It also allows data to be posted back to HBSMR from survey applications and web sites.

It was initially developed, working in partnership with English Heritage, to feed data to the Heritage Gateway. However, it is also used as the data source for HBSMR-web websites and 3rd party applications.

When a user searches on the Heritage Gateway, the search is sent to the HBSMR Gateway web service run by each HER. The HBSMR Gateway processes the search and returns the results as MIDAS XML,  which is then transformed into HTML in the user's web browser.

Heritage gateway screen shot

 

The mapping/filtering of the HBSMR data to the API is determined in consultation with the HER during the planning of an HBSMR Gateway installation.

Features

  • Built using .Net for Windows/IIS servers.
  • MIDAS XML compatible
  • Allows the integration of HBSMR data into custom desktop or internet applications
  • Can process requests from corporate GIS interfaces to show HER details

Existing clients

  • Bath and North East Somerset SMR
  • Bedford Borough HER
  • Berkshire Archaeology HER
  • Black Country SMR
  • Buckinghamshire County Archaeological Service
  • Cambridgeshire County Council SMR
  • Canterbury UAD
  • Central Bedfordshire HER
  • Cheshire Historic Environment Record
  • Church of England
  • City of York Council SMR
  • Colchester UAD
  • Cornwall and Scilly HER
  • Coventry HER
  • Dartmoor National Park HER
  • Derbyshire HER
  • Devon County Council Historic Environment Service
  • Dorset County Council SMR
  • East Sussex County Council SMR
  • Essex Historic Environment Record
  • Exmoor National Park HER
  • Hertfordshire County Council SMR
  • Highland Council HER
  • Kent County Council SMR
  • Leicestershire County Council Historic and Natural Environment
  • Lincolnshire County Council HER
  • Milton Keynes HER
  • National Trust (HBSMR)
  • Norfolk Historic Environment Service
  • North Lincolnshire SMR
  • North Yorkshire HER
  • Northamptonshire HER
  • Oxfordshire HER
  • Shropshire HER
  • South Yorkshire Archaeology Service SMR
  • Southampton City
  • Staffordshire County Council SMR
  • Suffolk SMR
  • Warwickshire HER
  • West Berkshire HER
  • West Sussex HER
  • Western Isles Council SMR
  • Winchester HER
  • Worcester City HER
  • Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Buckinghamshire County Archaeological Service
Cambridgeshire County Council SMR
Cheshire Historic Environment Record
City of York Council SMR
Devon County Council Historic Environment Service
Dorset County Council SMR
East Sussex County Council SMR
Essex Historic Environment Record
Hertfordshire County Council SMR
Highland Council HER
Kent County Council SMR
Leicestershire County Council Historic and Natural Environment
Lincolnshire County Council HER
National Trust (HBSMR)
Norfolk Historic Environment Service
South Gloucestershire Council SMR
Staffordshire County Council SMR
Western Isles Council SMR
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