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Use of GIS Tools in Sustainable Heritage Management—The Importance of Data Generalization in Spatial Modeling

The Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering, Institute of Geography and Land Management, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Prawocheńskiego Street 15, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
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Sustainability 2019, 11(20), 5616; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205616
Received: 2 August 2019 / Revised: 3 October 2019 / Accepted: 8 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Heritage Management)
Cultural heritage is a very important element affecting the sustainable development. To analyze the various forms of spatial management inscribed into sustainable development, information on the location of objects and their concentration at specific areas is necessary. The main goal of the article was to show the possibility of using various GIS tools in modeling the distribution of historical objects. For spatial analysis, it is optimal to use the point location of objects. Often, however, it is extremely difficult, laborious, expensive, and sometimes impossible to obtain. Thus, various map content generalizations were analyzed in the article; the main goal was to find the level for which the data with an acceptable loss of accuracy can be generalized. Such analyses can be extremely useful in sustainable heritage management. Article also shows how cultural heritage fits into the sustainable heritage management. The research included non-movable monuments in Poland. The obtained results showed the universality of this type of research both in the thematic sense (can be used for various types of objects) and spatial sense (can be performed locally, at the country level, or even at the continental level). View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; sustainable heritage management; GIS; geographic information system; hexagonal grid; data generalization cultural heritage; sustainable heritage management; GIS; geographic information system; hexagonal grid; data generalization
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Ciski, M.; Rząsa, K.; Ogryzek, M. Use of GIS Tools in Sustainable Heritage Management—The Importance of Data Generalization in Spatial Modeling. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5616.

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