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Gis and Heritage

Code 16656
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(15H)/TP(15H)
Entry requirements N/A
Learning outcomes The curricular unit aims to provide students with skills to use Geographic Information Systems as a tool to support the safeguarding and enhancement of heritage. The following skills are transmitted to students: (a) Understanding and identifying concepts and principles inherent to safeguarding and valuing heritage. (b) Mastery of GIS functionalities in safeguarding and enhancing heritage. (c) Presentation of case studies on the application of GIS and GIS portals in safeguarding and enhancing heritage.
Syllabus 1. General notions of heritage: (a) concepts associated with cultural heritage; (b) international letters and recommendations; (c) legislation, principles and practices. 2. GIS in safeguarding and enhancing heritage: features and tools. 3. Presentation of case studies: application of GIS and GIS portals in safeguarding and enhancing heritage.
Main Bibliography Choay, F. (2008). Alegoria do Património. 70 Arte & Comunicação. ISBN: 978-972-44-1274-0.
Lopes, F., Correia, M.B. (2014). Património Cultural: Critérios e normas internacionais de proteção. Caleidoscópio. ISBN: 978-989-658-250-0.
Diversos artigos científicos, legislação, normas internacionais e dissertações de mestrado nas temáticas abordadas na Unidade Curricular.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This curricular unit, taught during the 2nd academic semester, is optional, involving 30 hours of contact with the teacher (includes 10 hours of participation by guests, senior GIS and Cultural Heritage technicians), 128 hours of autonomous work by the student and 10 hours for assessment (total: 168 hours). Approval of this curricular unit grants the trainee 6 ECTS. Classes are organized into theoretical classes - T (comprehensive learning of concepts, principles and practices) and theoretical-practical classes - TP (presentation of case studies with the application of GIS to the safeguarding and valorization of heritage and GIS portals to support safeguarding and appreciation of heritage). Assessment is continuous with individual theoretical-practical work. Admitted students can take the final exam. The assessment criteria may be reviewed annually, in accordance with the UBI General Knowledge Assessment Rules.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-04-12

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