The London Charter seeks to establish principles for the use of computer-based visualisation methods and outcomes in the research and communication of cultural heritage in order to:

Provide a benchmark having widespread recognition among stakeholders.

Promote intellectual and technical rigour in such uses.

Ensure that computer-based visualisation processes and outcomes can be properly understood and evaluated by users

Enable computer-based visualisation authoritatively to contribute to the study, interpretation and management of cultural heritage assets.

Ensure access and sustainability strategies are determined and applied.

Offer a robust foundation upon which communities of practice can build detailed London Charter Implementation Guidelines.