Beyond the Castle HackLancaster- Lancaster Urban Archaeological Database

Web Feature Services

The Web Feature Services (WFS) interface is provided by Geoserver, and the GetCapabilities URL can be found at the following URL:

This outputs data in the following coordinate systems:

  • EPSG:27700 (British National Grid)
  • EPSG:4326 (Global Latitude/Longitude)
  • EPSG:900913 (Spherical Mercator)

The available output formats are listed in the GetCapabilities response.

An example request, to download the mons_point layer in excel format would be as follows:

The following layers are available:

  • cellars: point data of Lancaster Buildings showing presence or absence of cellars
  • studyarea: study area boundary of Lancaster Urban Archaeological Database project
  • listed_polys: polygon boundaries of listed buildings
  • event_points: point dataset representing historic or archaeological events
  • event_polys: polygon dataset representing the outline of events such as archaeological digs
  • mons_point: point dataset representing historic or archaeological monuments
  • monspres_polys: polygon dataset representing definite monument outlines, eg extant or exposed by archaeological events
  • monsint_polys: proposed outlines of monuments based on information from archaeological research, events and other information
  • geophys: contour lines from geophysical survey