The DIGARV Platform: A collaborative platform for working with cultural heritage data and research data


  • Johan Åhlfeldt
  • Arild Matsson



Database management, Linked Open Data, IIIF, SQL, Online publishing, Online collaboration, GIS


This article covers an easy-to-use research tool for collaborative work. The tool has been adapted for structured data and high-resolution images within four research projects at GRIDH. The platform is especially designed for working with temporal and spatial data. Furthermore, the platform gives researchers access to a relational database system through input forms and access to external cultural heritage data including high-resolution images. This way the platform also aims to utilize external data published as Linked Open Data (LOD) and, at the same time, prepare its own research data for publishing as LOD. Because of the spatial and temporal nature of the data, it is visualized in time and space through maps and timelines to give overview and context during the data management phase.