AN APPROACH TO STUDY THE MEDITERRANEAN MODERN AGE DEFENSIVE NETWORKS WITH RELATIONAL AND CONCEPTUAL MODELS FOR DATABASES AND CMS

This paper presents a possible approach to study analytically the coastal defense structures, and in particular, the coastal defense towers of the Mediterranean, using some of the powerful tools made available by Information Technology. This methodology will focus itself to the building of an open database inspired to the relational and conceptual models. Studying the defensive systems under every aspect means to resort to multi, cross and transdisciplinary analysis. The creation of a collector that gathers information of different contributions will help in understanding some aspects not immediately observable. Adding new correlations between seemingly unconnected elements with the help of information on the history, chronology of events, construction data, interaction with the territories and peoples regarding to the power and economic systems from which they depended, helps in the global vision of the defensive systems and their subsystems. The study and implementation of an integrated database covering all this information and that could generate contextual views based on the needs of study and analysis, it can be used to gather information and increase the efficacy of the research on defensive systems to be integrated both on current and future projects that deal with the same themes.  Once populated the database with different contributions, it could be integrated furthermore with useful information coming from other different sources and embedded into several open CMS (Content Management Systems), GIS (Geographical Information Systems) or VE (Visual Environments) regarding the same argument, not to study the monument “in itself”, but inserted within a system of relations and thematic aggregations that can promote further conceptual ones.

AN APPROACH TO STUDY THE MEDITERRANEAN MODERN AGE DEFENSIVE NETWORKS WITH RELATIONAL AND CONCEPTUAL MODELS FOR DATABASES AND CMS

DOI: 10.37572/EdArt_28082144622

Palavras chave: Digital Humanities, Database, CMS, Modern Age fortification networks, Mediterranean

Keywords: Digital Humanities, Database, CMS, Modern Age fortification networks, Mediterranean

Abstract:This paper presents a possible approach to study analytically the coastal defense structures, and in particular, the coastal defense towers of the Mediterranean, using some of the powerful tools made available by Information Technology. This methodology will focus itself to the building of an open database inspired to the relational and conceptual models. Studying the defensive systems under every aspect means to resort to multi, cross and transdisciplinary analysis. The creation of a collector that gathers information of different contributions will help in understanding some aspects not immediately observable. Adding new correlations between seemingly unconnected elements with the help of information on the history, chronology of events, construction data, interaction with the territories and peoples regarding to the power and economic systems from which they depended, helps in the global vision of the defensive systems and their subsystems. The study and implementation of an integrated database covering all this information and that could generate contextual views based on the needs of study and analysis, it can be used to gather information and increase the efficacy of the research on defensive systems to be integrated both on current and future projects that deal with the same themes. Once populated the database with different contributions, it could be integrated furthermore with useful information coming from other different sources and embedded into several open CMS (Content Management Systems), GIS (Geographical Information Systems) or VE (Visual Environments) regarding the same argument, not to study the monument “in itself”, but inserted within a system of relations and thematic aggregations that can promote further conceptual ones.

Autores

  • Luigi Serra