Managing Archaeology in the Planning Process

QGIS Stylesheets

Who are the stylesheets for?

To support our professional and volunteer communities we have developed a set of Stylesheets (QML) for QGIS which define display symbology and labelling characteristics for Historic England's Designated Heritage Asset GIS data.

Specifically, they are aimed at small companies, heritage organisations, self-employed contractors, third-sector organisations and voluntary groups.

Designed for Historic England Data

  • World Heritage Sites
  • Scheduled Monuments
  • Listed Buildings
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Battlefields
  • Protected Wreck Sites
  • Certificates of Immunity
  • Building Preservation Notices

About the Stylesheets

Our free to use QGIS Stylesheets have been designed to provide a scaling symbology and labelling scheme for Historic England's Designated Heritage Asset GIS data.

The QGI Stylesheets have been designed to be colour-blind friendly and to be used with the current long term build QGIS 3.10.4 'A Coruña'.

See it in action:

Vimeo Video

The following supporting documents accompany the Stylesheets:

  • Stylesheet Guidance
  • Stylesheet Colour Specification
  • Sample Map Images (with georeference files)
  • Sample Shapefiles (Site Location, Redline, Study Area and Land Ownership
  • SVG files for the Battlefield and RPG SVG symbols

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