Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2016/17
GIS and 3D for cultural heritage B
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architecture Heritage Preservation And Enhancement - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Rinaudo Fulvio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ICAR/06 60 0 0 0 6
SSD CFU Activities Area context
B - Caratterizzanti
B - Caratterizzanti
Rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente
Rappresentazione dell'architettura e dell'ambiente
Subject fundamentals
The GIS for Cultural Heritage course refers to the Knowledge, Enhancement and Communication actions of Cultural Heritage. The main topic of the course is the use of metric and geographic digital technologies directed to the multi-dimensional and multi- temporal modelling of Cultural Heritage by using the results of the historical research and of the metric knowledge of the Heritage.
The considered data share the possibility to be located inside a unique reference system which guarantees the cross analysis of different sets of heterogeneous data to improve the knowledge, to point out the main characters and to produce synthetic results of specific analysis. The information are than structured inside a geographic database (GIS) which represents the starting point for the basic knowledge useful to plan interventions, enhancements and communication strategies of the Cultural Heritage; this structure will guarantee the use of the same data structure for the different actions and will realize the conceptual scheme for the Documentation of the Cultural Heritage proposed at international level. The course is strictly connected with the course on Digital Urban History by adopting a common research theme (see the information of the course 01QNCPV – Storia della cittΰ e Digital Urban History for the current academic year)
Expected learning outcomes
The expected learning outcomes of the course can be subdivided into the knowledge and abilities that will be acquired by the students at the end.
The main proposed knowledge are: competency in translating and transferring the results of the interpretation of historical, formal, material and geometric data inside a database structured by considering the results of the information analysis; competency in underlining the main aspects which can be put out by using ad hoc enhancement strategies; capability in extracting detailed and/or general information and transferring them by using multimedia communication technologies.
By using those capabilities the student will be able to develop specific expertizes such as: reading and translating into logical schemes the results of historical researches of Cultural Heritage at different detail levels; reading and interpreting historical maps by considering their geometric and descriptive contents; 2D modelling of the historical events inside a specific geographic environment; 3D modelling of ideal/real metric data extracted form historical records in case integrated by means of ad hoc measurements; thematic maps realisation to demonstrate, in a graphical form, historical and geometric analysis; realisation of multimedia solutions (e.g. hypertexts, movies, animations, etc.) to correctly document of Cultural Heritage; representation at different interesting scales of the interactions between the Cultural Heritage and the environment.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The students have to know the basics of architectural drawing, architectural survey and metric survey. In particular they have to be able to: use CAD software both in a 2D and 3D environment; understand the quality of the measurements in terms of precision and accuracy; understanding of the quality of the measurements in terms of precision and accuracy; formal structure of the architecture comprehension.
The main theoretical aspects of the course are:
• BASICS OF CARTOGRAPHY: cartographic theory; metric and descriptive contents of maps; main informatics structures of the maps; cartographic datasets for GIS.
• BASICS OF GIS: definition and structure of a GIS; GIS layer setup; main GIS queries; thematic maps production.
• BASICS OF 3D ARCHITECTURE MODELLING: 3D geometric modeling of architecture; introduction to parametric modelling of the architecture.
From a practical point of view, students will learn: design and realisation of a database and its localisation by using a GIS platform; georeferencing of historical maps; query building as help for the historical research and thematic maps production; 3D models realization from historical metric survey data and/or design drawings to visualize time variant shapes and consistencies at different urban and architectural scales.
Delivery modes
The theoretical concepts listed above will be presented by means of oral lessons (2 CFU)
The practice will be developed by using the introduced techniques into the development of the research concerning the modification of some of the Paris’s streets under the urban plan designed and realized by Georges-Eugθne Haussmann. The students, assisted by the teachers, will work groupd (usually 2 students each) by facing the data structuring of the historical research in such a way to be able to realize data analysis and original interpretation of them. Complete revisions of the developments will be proposed periodically during the course.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Main references:
Rosa Tamborrino (Ed.) – "Digital Urban History. Telling the History of the City in the Age of ICT Revolution" – Ed. CROMA - Universitΰ degli studi Roma Tre – ISBN 978-88-8368-128-8
• Carlo Monti – 2011 – "La cartografia moderna" – Ed. Maggioli – ISBN 978-88-387-6021-7
• AA.VV. – 2010 – "Cartografia numerica" – Dario Flaccovio Editore – ISBN 978-88-7758-789-3
• Tor Bernhardsen – 2002 – "Geographic Information Systems: an introduction" – John Wiley & Sons – ISBN 0-471-41968-0
• S. Garagnani e R. Mingucci (a cura di) – 2011 – "Strumenti digitali per la modellazione d'architettura" - Disegnarecon Vol. 4, n. 7 - ISSN 1828-5961

Ancillary readings:
Carlo Monti – 2011 – "La cartografia dall’antichitΰ fino al XVIII secolo" – Ed. Maggioli Ed. – ISBN 978-88-387-6020-9
• Gianfranco Amadio – 2012 – "Introduzione alla Geomatica" – Dario Flaccovio Editore – ISBN 978-88-579-0140-4
• AA.VV. – 2012 – "GIS Open Source" – Dario Flaccovio Editore – ISBN 978-88-579-0149-7
• Emanuela Caiaffa – 2011 – "ECDL GIS" – McGraw-Hill – ISBN 978-88-386-6762-6
• AA.VV. - 2009 – "Manual of Geographic Information Systems" – ASPRS – ISBN 1-57083-086-X
• Roberto Mingucci, Ana Clara Mourγo Moura (a cura di) – 2013 - "GIS & Disegno urbano", Disegnarecon Vol. 6, n. 11 - ISSN 1828-5961
• E. Ippoliti e A. Meschini (a cura di) – 2011 – "Tecnologie per la comunicazione del patrimonio culturale" - Disegnarecon Vol. 4, n. 8 - ISSN 1828-5961
Assessment and grading criteria
The exams of the GIS for Cultural Heritage and Digital Urban History will take place at the same time.
As far as GIS for Cultural Heritage is concerned the student will deliver, when the exam will be fixed and beside the report on the historical research methodology, the following deliverables that will be evaluated by the teachers: report on GIS design; report on 3D modelling; report on communication media; GIS layers (e.g. shp files); 3D models (e.g. specific format); communication tools (hypertexts, movies, animations); A1 panel which describe the work and the final results. .ppt or .pptx of the presentation that will be used during the final discussion. The panel could describe the entire process developed during the course or one of the faced arguments.
The same day of the delivering of the above mentioned materials, the students will face a written test on theory of GIS, 3D modelling (4 questions in 1 h).
The written tests and the deliverables will be evaluated by the teachers; at the end of this evaluation, the students have to show the achieved results during the group activity, by means of an oral speech.
Each student will be individually evaluated by considering the wisdom autonomy, the communication ability and the specific abilities achieved during the team work. The final score will be the mean of the written (wheight 1/3) and practical results (2/3).

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