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An Interactive WebGIS Framework for Coastal Erosion Risk Management

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Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Construction and Chemistry (DICATECh), Politecnico di Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
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Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Ecotekne, 73047 Lecce, Italy
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Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research-Building and Construction (CIRI-EC), University of Bologna, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica Ambientale e dei Materiali (DICAM), University of Bologna, 40131 Bologna, Italy
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Academic Editors: Luca Cavallaro and Rodger Tomlinson
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 567; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060567
Received: 9 March 2021 / Revised: 10 May 2021 / Accepted: 19 May 2021 / Published: 24 May 2021
The Italian coastline stretches over about 8350 km, with 3600 km of beaches, representing a significant resource for the country. Natural processes and anthropic interventions keep threatening its morphology, moulding its shape and triggering soil erosion phenomena. Thus, many scholars have been focusing their work on investigating and monitoring shoreline instability. Outcomes of such activities can be largely widespread and shared with expert and non-expert users through Web mapping. This paper describes the performances of a WebGIS prototype designed to disseminate the results of the Italian project Innovative Strategies for the Monitoring and Analysis of Erosion Risk, known as the STIMARE project. While aiming to include the entire national coastline, three study areas along the regional coasts of Puglia and Emilia Romagna have already been implemented as pilot cases. This WebGIS was generated using Free and Open-Source Software for Geographic information systems (FOSS4G). The platform was designed by combining Apache http server, Geoserver, as open-source server and PostgreSQL (with PostGIS extension) as database. Pure javascript libraries OpenLayers and Cesium were implemented to obtain a hybrid 2D and 3D visualization. A user-friendly interactive interface was programmed to help users visualize and download geospatial data in several formats (pdf, kml and shp), in accordance with the European INSPIRE directives, satisfying both multi-temporal and multi-scale perspectives. View Full-Text
Keywords: webmapping; IoT; remote sensing; 3D visualization mode; coastal risk assessment webmapping; IoT; remote sensing; 3D visualization mode; coastal risk assessment
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Capolupo, A.; Monterisi, C.; Saponieri, A.; Addona, F.; Damiani, L.; Archetti, R.; Tarantino, E. An Interactive WebGIS Framework for Coastal Erosion Risk Management. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 567. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060567

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Capolupo A, Monterisi C, Saponieri A, Addona F, Damiani L, Archetti R, Tarantino E. An Interactive WebGIS Framework for Coastal Erosion Risk Management. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2021; 9(6):567. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060567

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Capolupo, Alessandra, Cristina Monterisi, Alessandra Saponieri, Fabio Addona, Leonardo Damiani, Renata Archetti, and Eufemia Tarantino. 2021. "An Interactive WebGIS Framework for Coastal Erosion Risk Management" Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, no. 6: 567. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060567

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