Mirella SERLORENZI / Andrea DE TOMMASI
(Soprintendenza per i Beni archeologici, Rome, Italy)
SITAR is a project launched by the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma aimed at recording archaeological data. Following the the European Parliament and European Council INSPIRE structure, Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community, SITAR will be able to meet the scientific research requirements as well as those of the institutions in charge of city planning, by recording all the scientific data deriving from the whole range of the investigations and sharing it using a WFS/WMS/IMS technology with the institutions in charge of city planning.
Beginning in 2008, the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma launched the S.I.T.A.R. (territorial information system) project for recording archaeological data. S.I.T.A.R. meets the primary needs of the Soprintendenza: protection, development and preservation of the exceptionally rich archaeological heritage of Rome. The system is a unique tool for the organization of the available data from the whole of the urban area of Rome, and it provides invaluable support in the process of urban planning.
The project follows the guidelines of INSPIRE, Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community, set by the European Parliament and European Council (Dir. 2007/2/CEE of 14 March 2007).
The system brings together very diverse types of data sets, ranging from large monumental contexts to single archaeological features found in rescue excavations; it also records all of the scientific data deriving from the entirety of the investigations (both salvage ones and planned ones) carried out in the territory of the Soprintendenza.
In the future, the system will function as the information center and general repository for all of the results of the various research projects carried out by the different offices involved in the preservation of the archaeological and historical heritage of Rome. Because of its modular logical architecture, the system is highly adaptable and will allow for interaction and exchange with new and up-to-date systems that will become available to the offices working in the territory; this, in turn, will lead to the mutual utilization of the archaeological data and the integrated management of the recorded archaeological resources.
The overall goal of the S.I.T.A.R. project is to publish the recorded and interpreted data using the standards and technologies of WFS/WMS/IMS, in order to share the descriptive and cartographic databases with the other offices that deal with town planning; this will also foster interaction and encourage the use of new methods for the spread of knowledge and the exploitation of the urban archaeological heritage.
The various aspects of the project are presented in posters illustrating the details of the methodology used in data acquisition, the implementation of the webgis, and the experimentation with the use of the available three-dimensional data to reconstruct the morphology of the territory in different time periods.
Webgis, Urban archeology and town planning