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Open Plaques

Documenting the historical links between people and places as recorded by commemorative plaques

Open Plaques is a community-based project which catalogues, curates, and promotes commemorative plaques and historical markers (often blue and round) installed on buildings and landmarks throughout the world.

The service brings the history that plaques encapsulate to life - and to a larger audience - by building the definitive and most comprehensive resource about these historical markers.

You can browse plaques by person, place or search.

The data and resources generated by the project are free to use under a Public Domain declaration (i.e. there are no restrictions on use).

Datapulls are run on an ad-hoc basis. Plaque id numbers do not change, but very occasionally duplicate records are deleted. The fields are fairly stable, but subject to change.

As well as UK data, you can also find global plaques data here.

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
FieldValue
Author
OpenPlaques contributors
Modified Date
2017-02-21
Release Date
2017-02-20
Frequency
Irregularly
Identifier
efffb968-299c-41d1-a747-e535b885a3c6
Licence
Other (Public Domain)
Open Definition
Topic
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-9.31641 61.2702, 2.10938 61.2702, 2.10938 49.838, -9.31641 49.838, -9.31641 61.2702))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Temporal Coverage
26/10/2016
Granularity
Plaque
Contact Name
OpenPlaques
Contact Email
Language
English