A new instrument to create risk maps of Cultural Heritage at medium scale, to derive similar damage maps but before the event occurs addressing damage forecast for seismic movements impacting on the structural stability of the Cultural Heritage.
Keyword: Cultural Heritage, Historical centres, Structural stability
The STABLE (STructural stABiLity risk assEssment – H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 – No: 823966) intention is to define a instrument that allow to host and further analyze and integrate all preprocessed data and results developed in earlier stages of the project while making use of sophisticated geospatial software and techniques. Goal is to make avalaible a set of tools to classify historical centres or block of buildings and large structures.
To achieve the goal were designed an open source software kit consisting of:
- A desktop GIS platform
- A dedicated database
The platform is organized to elaborate the information hold in the repository database, in specific:
- Geological and geotechnical data
- Seismic data
- Deformation data
But at the same time take information from another database, called building database, a specific instrument where will be stored the building identifying with its characteristics, specially designed with the collaboration of the structural engineers, partners of the project.
All this data will be elaborate inside a GIS platform by a plugin called STABLE code, that produce structural stability model maps of the chosen case studies, based on the different level of earthquake intensity.
At the end of the activities, the final outputs of the project will be ready for the WebPortal and the final dissemination, in the form of the building Database itself.
This web portal will be created for visualization and dissemination purposes, and all primary and secondary data are intended to be included in a way that all users can easilly comprehend the intermediate processing steps.
Article by: Matteo Serpetti