- Client The Art Museum of DAZU Rock Carvings, Chongqing (China) - Project financed by the General Cooperation and Development Division (DGCS) of the Italian Foreign Ministry
- Project GIS system for the analysis and conservation of archaeological assets
- Key Solution no
- Category Cultural Heritage
The project is part of the program for the construction of the “Conservation Centre” of the Dazu archaeological site in China.
The main goal was to provide an advanced tool, together with specific competences, for the management and analysis of geographical data concerning the Dazu rock carvings, archaeological marvels dating back to the Song dynasty (VII to XIII century), the golden age of Chinese rock carvings.
The project was developed entirely on site, and consisted of the following phases:
- kick-off meeting with review of objectives, work plan and implementation methodology;
- analysis and configuration of the available IT infrastructure;
- installation and start-up of the client and server components of the GIS system;
- on-the-job training on correct use of the GIS system for management and geospatial analysis of archaeological assets.
The custom GIS system configured for management of the Dazu rock carvings features a mixed client/server and WEB architecture implementing the following basic software:
- ESRI ArcGIS server, desktop client with spatial analyst and 3D analyst verticalisations
- MS Sequel Server database
In addition to the customisation and start-up of the system, the following services were provided:
- Analysis and cataloguing of available geographical information
- Development of migration procedures and standardisation of available data
- Transformation and loading of data into the final geodatabase
- On-the-job training on the use of GIS systems for analysis and conservation of archaeological assets and for system management and maintenance
The Art Museum of DAZU Rock Carvings had access to the GIS expertise of GeneGIS GI.
Thanks to its excellent knowledge of the solution and the issues concerning the Dazu site, the GeneGIS GI training team was able to provide specifically oriented training.