Protected Site - Spatial object type

Definition: An area designated or managed within a framework of international, Community and Member States' legislation to achieve specific conservation objectives.

Description: Each protected site has a boundary defined through formal, legal or administrative agreements or decisions. The establishment of a protected site is normally underpinned by legislation and thus given weight in decisions about land use change and spatial planning. Each Site is normally selected as a representative example of a wider resource and selected through a formal criterion based approach. A protected site can be a contiguous extent of land/sea or a collection of discrete areas that together represent a single formal Protected Site. This class has the attributes, constraints and associations that are part of the Simple application schema.

INSPIRE Data Theme: Protected Sites - [INSPIRE Data Theme Protected Sites]

INSPIRE Application schema: Protected Sites Simple - [INSPIRE Application schema Protected Sites Simple]

Supertype of: Protected Site


Definition: The geometry defining the boundary of the Protected Site.

Description: The geometry may be determined by a wide range of methods, including surveying, digitisation or visual reference to natural features or cadastral boundaries and may be defined by the legal document that creates the protected area. The geometry included in a data set that uses this data model is stored as a fixed geometry by coordinates, not by reference to natural, cadastral or administrative boundaries, although it may originally have been defined from these.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: GM_Object

Definition: External object identifier of the protected site.

Description: NOTE An external object identifier is a unique object identifier published by the responsible body, which may be used by external applications to reference the spatial object. The identifier is an identifier of the spatial object, not an identifier of the real-world phenomenon.

Multiplicity: 1

Valuetype: Identifier

Definition: The date that the protected site was legally created. This is the date that the real world object was created, not the date that its representation in an information system was created.

Description: NOTE In the case of Natura2000 sites, a protected site may go through several different stages (for example, proposed as SCI, confirmed as SCI, designated as SAC). A new version of the site is created for each of these different stages (because there is a change in the designation), and the new version should have the date on which the new stage was legally assigned as the legalFoundationDate (for example, when designated as a SAC, the version for the SAC would have the designation date as the legalFoundationDate).

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DateTime

Definition: A URL or text citation referencing the legal act that created the Protected Site.

Multiplicity: 1

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: CI_Citation

Definition: The designation (type) of Protected Site.

Description: At least one designation is required, but designations may be available using a number of different designation schemes, all of which can be accommodated in the DesignationSchemeValue codelist.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: DesignationType

Definition: The name of the Protected Site.

Description: NOTE 1 Several names in different languages may be expressed.NOTE 2 It is recommended that the language of the name (part of the GeographicalName data type) be filled where ever possible. This is an important identifying attribute of a Protected Site.

Multiplicity: 0...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: GeographicalName

Definition: The classification of the protected site based on the purpose for protection.

Description: The site may have more than one classification.

Multiplicity: 1...*

Stereotypes: voidable

Valuetype: ProtectionClassificationValue

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