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Territorial aspects

Cultural Heritage in its regional and spatial context, in relationship with the different elements of land, landscape and territory, through NIT and GIS most innovative instruments.

Projects and analysis of regional contexts in which cultural heritage has evolved, underlining the interactions with other anthropological or environmental elements.
Remote sensing and GIS for monitoring and forecasting physical phenomena, for risk management, pollution impacts detection and anthropological pressure affecting conservation and use of material cultural heritage, are the core of this section.

Alma HeritageScience research activities

Methodologies and survey models, mapping of Cultural Heritage tangible and intangible elements; analytical instruments for identification, conservation and documentation.

Analysis of territorial areas, damages survey in historical centres and cultural heritage sites: methodologies and models processing aiming at analyzing structural damages.

Monitoring and data collection to set up a database referred to Cultural Heritage buildings and natural phenomena.

Time-based comparison between historical maps and survey-collected images.

Territorial survey and archaeological digs in Italy and Asia; processing of digital archaeological maps. Case-studies on the relation between socio-economic entities and archaeological remains. Planning and development of archaeological parks, especially referred to pre-protohistoric period. GIS application to archeology and archaeological discoveries.

Development of maps identifying areas at high environmental risk linked to damaged cultural heritage; environmental mapping and new information science systems processing environmental data; effects of pollutants on Cultural Heritage.

Research activity on digital and close-range photogrammetry, beside earth laser-scanning and their spin off relative to geomatics techniques in Cultural Heritage sector.