Digging for Data: Digital Indiana Jones wanted

The province of Zuid-Holland is a rich archaeological area. Archeology tells a lot about our history. The province, together with others, wants to help discover, protect and ensure heritage that everyone can become acquainted with. Archeology is a good example of this. That is why the province makes its archaeological objects, such as Roman coins, 3D scales and excavation documentation, available as open data.

This makes thousands of objects, images and documents available for reuse. The province of South Holland challenges programmers, data scientists, archaeologists and historians to submit ideas to reuse this digital treasury during the Digging for Data app challenge.
digging for data kick-off meeting 20 april 2018

Kick-off meeting


Digging for Data

Within its Transparent and Open Province program, the province wants to make its data and information accessible to the outside world, in an equal collaboration with other parties. During the Digging for Data app challenge, developers are challenged to submit a detailed app idea. The ideas should inspire the public and provide educational added value by introducing users to the unique archaeological pieces of the province of Zuid-Holland. A professional jury will select the winning idea during a pitch meeting in June. The winner receives a development budget of € 20,000 from the province.

Join the challenge

Digging for Data is open to: programmers, developers, data analysts, UX designers who have an affinity with archeology and history and for historians and archaeologists who can make new applications with data. Of course, other interested parties may also participate if they can actually implement the submitted app idea with another party.

Kick-off on 20 April

During the kick-off meeting on 20 April, registration will start for the challenge. Interested parties can submit a registration until 12 June. You can register via

Details kick-off meeting:
Date: Friday 20 April 2018
Time: 12.30 – 15.30 event
15.30 – 17.30 drinks
Location: COMM Museum
Zeestraat 82
2518 AD The Hague

Kick-off meeting