As of today the data gathered on rock art is registered into two databases. The first database entitled “Rock art Ladakh project”, was created by Martin Vernier to support the publication of “Exploration and documentation of the petroglyphs of Ladakh: on 1996-2006” in 2007, the first book dealing with the subject (published thanks to the support of the Foundation Carlo and Mariena Montandon). The other database, was created by Laurianne Bruneau during her research which led to the defense of her Phd (in 2010) thesis entitled “Ladakh (state of Jammu and Kashmir, India) from the Bronze Age to the introduction of Buddhism: a study of the rock art”. This work, currently being translated into English and in the process of publication, is to this day the most comprehensive study of the rock art heritage of Ladakh.
In the databases, the documentation includes, for each site: a location plan, a complete description of the site (topography, environment, access, dimension, specificity, distribution and density of the engraved rocks) as well as the total number of engraved rocks / surfaces. Both databases also state, for every rock or engraved surface, its dimensions, slope, orientation, and the number of figures engraved. During the systematic documentation, for every figure the following data have been collected: dimension/size, orientation, patina, technique and identification. A photographic, exhaustive cover, in the case of sites documented in a systematic way, applies to all the various levels of documentation: site, surface and figures.