‘The State of Scotland’s Ancient Monuments’ – an audit of the existing information about ancient monuments, commissioned by Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Executive Social Research
CFA provided services that identified available data, assessed the data quality and highlighted any gaps in the evidence base. One of the general aims was to provide reliable national and sub-national baseline information on the quantity, categories, distribution, and the current and changing condition of ancient monuments currently recorded in Scotland.
Spatial data was available and analyzed in GIS in order to graphically represent the distribution of ancient monuments in a more concise method. This also included the examination of the distribution of ancient monuments across Scotland, for example broken down geographically (eg by local authority council area) or by other factors (eg recognisable land use categories).