Geographic Information Systems: concept, advantages and possibilities in the field of restoration

Autores UPV
Revista LOGGIA Arquitectura & Restauración


Architectonic restoration and conservation works require documentation and management tasks that can be stored in an orderly manner in an information system that permits efcient and independent management both of the nature of the data and its formats (images, plans, texts, etc.). This article reviews the technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an optimal management tool as it can successfully integrate graphic and alphanumeric data. These tools have mainly been used in the elds of geography, geology, archaeology and topography. Nevertheless, the inexorable development and diffusion and management capacity that these systems possess have opened the doors to new areas, especially in the realm of architecture.