Abbreviations used in the Dorset Historic Environment Record Forward Plan 2021-2025

Abbreviations used in the Dorset Historic Environment Record Forward Plan 2021-25
Abbreviation Explanation 
AIM Archaeological Investigation and Mapping
ALGAO Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers
BCP Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 
CHER Church Historic Environment Record
CIFA Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
DC Dorset Council
EUS Extensive Urban Survey
FISH Forum on Information Standards in Heritage
HBSMR Historic Buildings Sites & Monuments Record software package for HER databases
HELO Historic Environment Liaison Officer
HER Historic Environment Record
HIAS Heritage Information Access Strategy
HLC Historic Landscape Characterisation
IFP  Informing the Future of the Past: national guidelines for HERs
MIDAS Manual and Data Standard for Monument Inventories
NMP National Mapping Programme
OASIS Online reporting of information about archaeological investigations to HERs and national bodies such as Historic England. Being replaced by HERALD which includes information on archaeological archives.
PAS Portable Antiquities Scheme 
RCZA Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment
SHINE Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England
SMR Sites and Monuments Record
UAD Urban Archaeological Database

Historic Environment Record and HER are used throughout this document to refer variously to the Historic Environment Record database and supplementary material such as aerial photographs, and to the people – Dorset Council officers, occasional contractors and volunteers – who work with the record.  

Senior Archaeologist, Promotion and Liaison

Name: Claire Pinder
Tel: 01305 224921
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