NABO Projects

Update of Data Entry System

There has been a major upgrade of the data entry system, enabling users to designate other people to edit their projects, change an individual project into a parent project, associate any individual projects with any parent projects (multiple parent projects can be linked to) and change xy locations to areas and vice versa. More changes will occur over the next few months. Please let me know if you have any comments or problems [21/07/2015].

NABO PMS Login/Registering Updated

We have overhauled the NABO PMS login and registering system. This means that no passwords are held in the NABO database and instead this is dealt with by the University of Edinburgh's central EASE system. Fresh instructions are now available for new registrations. All exisiting users will only need to register with EASE once and your details and projects remain unaltered. An email will be sent to all exisiting users explaining the changes [15/02/2014].

From this page you can not only search and retrieve details on the 140 NABO projects, but if you register you can also enter details of any projects you are working on. These details can include the location, persons involved, a summary of the project and supporting files (e.g. Word, Excel, PDF, KML and images). In 2009, VISQUE, a Google Earth-based GIS was developed to show what was possible beyond simple web mapping.

By accessing the NABO Projects and VISQUE systems you are agreeing to our Copyright Policy and to use any data or information responsibly.

All NABO Projects Map

You can also choose specific countries and regions from the list on the left. By default, both the parent projects (rectangles) and individual projects (markers) are shown, but you can choose which would like to display using the links immediately below the map. You can also select which baselayer is displayed on the maps by clicking on the + symbol on the upper right-hand side of the map. NABO uses OpenLayers.

List all NABO projects (including those without specific coordinates).


Latest Projects:

There has been 1 new or edited project added to the database recently.

Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project
Hegranes Zooarchaeology Project This project focuses on the zooarchaeology of Hegranes, in Skagafj÷r­ur. Partnered with the Skagafj÷r­ur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS, and the Fornbřli Landscape an...[more]


The NABO Project Management System was originally created in 2008 by David Bruce at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and is based on the Geographical Information Projects Registry (GIPR). As part of his MSc in GIS (2007-2008) he reviewed and enhanced the already existing GIPR system to create a self-sustaining user-driven service. The purpose of the GIPR is to provide a service via which members of the Scottish GI community and beyond can share knowledge about their projects and initiatives and create new partnerships. Many thanks to David for all his work in getting the NABO PMS started.

The NABO webpages are hosted by the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.