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Heritage 2018, 1(1), 142-162; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage1010010

Cultural Routes in Kynouria of Arcadia: Geospatial Database Design and Software Development for Web Mapping of the Spatio-Historical Information

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Department of Informatics Engineering, University of West Attica, 28 Agiou Spiridonos St., 12243 Egaleo, Athens, Greece
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Ephorate of Antiquities of Kefallinia, 5 Mantzavinou St., 28100 Argostoli, Kefallinia, Greece
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Research Laboratory of Geospatial Technology, University of West Attica, 28 Agiou Spiridonos St., 12243 Egaleo, Athens, Greece
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Received: 19 June 2018 / Revised: 16 July 2018 / Accepted: 16 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
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On the occasion of Kynouria and in order to achieve the protection and projection of antiquities, a web-based model is proposed for highlighting individual monuments and archaeological sites, having in mind the historical and archaeological evidence of the region, the topography, the demographic profile, and the tourist infrastructure, and combining them with the development programs for cultural routes. Therefore, creating suitable databases and mapping the monuments in the area are key prerequisites of the process, as they contribute to an objective assessment of the current situation and to make rational decisions. In this frame, modern technology provides some important planning tools (GIS, GPS, and OMS) that allow for the recording and mapping of data, viewing the relationships between them in the area where they appear, and managing their projection. The complete study of Kynouria’s archaeological routes contains the implementation of a website using free or open-source software, which should include all the necessary procedures and the historical and archaeological information material (text, maps, and photographs). View Full-Text
Keywords: antiquities; monuments; cultural routes; Greece; Kynouria; GIS; websites; story maps antiquities; monuments; cultural routes; Greece; Kynouria; GIS; websites; story maps
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Boukouvalas, L.; Grigorakakis, G.; Tsatsaris, A. Cultural Routes in Kynouria of Arcadia: Geospatial Database Design and Software Development for Web Mapping of the Spatio-Historical Information. Heritage 2018, 1, 142-162.

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