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Nisyros Volcanic Island: A Geosite through a Tailored GIS Story

Department of Geology and Geoenvironment, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli, 15784 Zografou, Greece
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Geosciences 2021, 11(3), 132; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11030132
Received: 25 January 2021 / Revised: 1 March 2021 / Accepted: 9 March 2021 / Published: 13 March 2021
The volcanic island of Nisyros (Greece) is here presented as it presents unique characteristics being a Quaternary volcano in the eastern Aegean Sea, composed of volcanic rocks, and featuring a central caldera that is surrounded by volcanic domes and thick lavas. Its history is strongly connected to the volcano impressing the visitors with steaming hydrothermal craters, intensive smell of sulfur and fumarolic gases, and hot springs. Due to its morphology and geographical position, its cultural and historical heritage has been unchanged in time, bequeath to the island plenty of churches, monasteries with hagiographic frescoes, castles, caves, and spas. To present the geodiversity, the cultural environment, and the biodiversity of this geosite, a relatively new geographic approach was used, ESRI Story Maps. Being web-based applications, they are widespread as an interactive responsive tool used for spatial data communication and dissemination, by combining thematic 2D and 3D webmaps, narrative text, and multimedia content. Such applications can be an ideal way for presenting the available information of places characterized as geosites or protected areas worldwide, providing quick access to the available information to a broader, non-technical audience, developing the interest, and possibly motivating the public to learn more or visit them. View Full-Text
Keywords: Story Maps; geosite; web app Story Maps; geosite; web app
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Antoniou, V.; Nomikou, P.; Panousis, D.; Zafeirakopoulou, E. Nisyros Volcanic Island: A Geosite through a Tailored GIS Story. Geosciences 2021, 11, 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11030132

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Antoniou V, Nomikou P, Panousis D, Zafeirakopoulou E. Nisyros Volcanic Island: A Geosite through a Tailored GIS Story. Geosciences. 2021; 11(3):132. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11030132

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Antoniou, Varvara; Nomikou, Paraskevi; Panousis, Dimitrios; Zafeirakopoulou, Effrosyni. 2021. "Nisyros Volcanic Island: A Geosite through a Tailored GIS Story" Geosciences 11, no. 3: 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11030132

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