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The Application Of A Schema To Late Gothic Heritage: Creating A Digital Model For A Spatio-temporal Study In Andalusia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR150031

Volume

153

Pages

11

Page Range

29 - 39

Published

2015

Size

879 kb

Author(s)

P. Ferreira Lopes, F. Pinto Puerto

Abstract

Late Gothic architecture was produced during the late 15th and early 16th centuries in a “supranational” European context in which the rich interaction of professionals created a map of exchange with a significant impact on the territory. This historical period can therefore be viewed as a complex system shaped by the activities of various actors and phenomena. Our methodology includes geographical analysis and visualisations of historical data ‒ geolocalised primary sources ‒ and allows us to generate new hypotheses and interpretations about this historical period. This project proposes a new perspective for studying transit in Andalusia during the Modern Era, based on the creation of a digital model of Late Gothic heritage using the spatial data infrastructure currently being generated by the International Late Gothic Network (www.tardogotico.es). Our research examines four geohistorical elements ‒ roads, fluxes, buildings and professionals ‒ and uses a methodology that may have applications in the future for many fields of heritage research and management. This paper presents the initial results of this innovative way of researching cultural heritage.

Keywords

Late Gothic heritage in Andalusia, digital model, heritage management and research, geographic information system, geohistorical data infrastructure