Next Article in Journal
Accuracy and Effort of Interpolation and Sampling: Can GIS Help Lower Field Costs?
Next Article in Special Issue
User-Centered Design for Interactive Maps: A Case Study in Crime Analysis
Previous Article in Journal
A Systems Perspective on Volunteered Geographic Information
Previous Article in Special Issue
Uncertainty in Geographic Data on Bivariate Maps: An Examination of Visualization Preference and Decision Making
Article

A GIS Approach to Urban History: Rome in the 18th Century

Centro per lo studio di Roma, Roma Tre University, Via Ostiense 139, 00154 Rome, Italy
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(4), 1293-1316; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi3041293
Received: 4 August 2014 / Revised: 18 November 2014 / Accepted: 18 November 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Developments in Cartography and Display Technologies)
This article explores the integration of GIS technology with urban historical studies, focusing on one case study from the 18th century, the project Historical atlas of the modern Rome. The methodology employed in this project allows for effectiveness and accuracy in historical data acquisition and integration, which enables refined analyses of socioeconomic and environmental phenomena. The approach outlined in this article allowed researchers from different disciplines—city historians, archaeologists, demographists, economists, and so on—to interpret urban phenomenologies according to different thematic keys. These interpretations were derived from archival sources that complement each other and offer diversified insights into the urban context. The techniques described in the article are based on methods of data acquisition and spatial analysis developed in a GIS environment by exploiting the effectiveness of this technology in the quantitative treatment of cartographic and documentary sources. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban history; historical cartography; documentary sources; GIS analysis; Rome urban history; historical cartography; documentary sources; GIS analysis; Rome
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Lelo, K. A GIS Approach to Urban History: Rome in the 18th Century. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3, 1293-1316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi3041293

AMA Style

Lelo K. A GIS Approach to Urban History: Rome in the 18th Century. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2014; 3(4):1293-1316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi3041293

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lelo, Keti. 2014. "A GIS Approach to Urban History: Rome in the 18th Century" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3, no. 4: 1293-1316. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi3041293

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop