Spiritual Geoinformatics Or Placing The Spirit

Georgopoulos, Andreas and Ioannidis, Charalambos (2008) Spiritual Geoinformatics Or Placing The Spirit. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Intangible cultural heritage is closely connected to the geographic location. Its creation and development was greatly affected by the geographic environment. However the problem of identifying, recording, studying and preserving the intangible tradition is always based on its relation to place. Two issues are addressed in this paper: Firstly the means and tools for recording, i.e. digitizing, intangible cultural heritage and secondly establishing and exploiting its relation to place, i.e. geographic location. Geoinformatics is a science which -up to now- was used to relate real world objects to their location and to explore their interrelations. An attempt is made here to exploit this modern technological tool in order to establish relations between spirit and place, hence spiritual geoinformatics. Practical examples are employed in order to illustrate how GIS technology is able to provide the means for establishing these links between digitized intangible culture and their geographic location through the proper development of a system for Cultural Heritage Information Management (CHIM).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Georgopoulos, Andreas
Ioannidis, Charalambos
Languages: English
Keywords: geoinformatics; spirit of place; GIS; intangible heritage; 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible; digitizing
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 10:00
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/101

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