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Types of watermills on Polish rivers – assumptions in the CeBaDoM database

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The article presents assumptions and research problems related to organization and dissemination as a part of the OZwRCIN project of the Central Database of Mills in Poland (CeBaDoM) implemented as a part of the Operational Program Digital Poland of the European Union. The database is open to all users and its aim is to popularize the vanishing cultural heritage. It includes a number of information: about the type of mill, its purpose, location and periods of operation. The article describes the main types of water mills, sources of information about them, as well as the composition of the structure of signature assigned to individual objects.
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  • Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Department of Environmental Resources and Geohazards Kopernika 19, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
  • Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Department of Environmental Resources and Geohazards Kopernika 19, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
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