The Use of Geographic Information Systems for the Survey and Conservation of Cultural Properties pages:94-100
International Meeting on conservation and restoration of cultural property edition:34 location:Tokyo, Japan date:24 March 2005
This paper illustrates the benefits of information systems as a tool for promotion and preventive monitoring of World Heritage Sites.
It is based, on the World Heritage Centre’s experience at the application and capacity building on information systems.
The potential of this technology is exposed throughout a series of case studies, specifically dealing with the development of a global web portal for ‘UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and strengthening capacity for site managers
and conservation experts on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Furthermore, outlines and requirements will be presented, including the need of a conceptualization strategy for
adequate implementation of such systems for management of World Heritage Sites, making emphasis on the need
of preventive monitoring and promotion of properties.