Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Graphic study and geovisualization of the old windmills of La Mancha (Spain)
Year:2011

Research Areas
  • Cartography,
  • Cultural geography,
  • Artistic historical patrimony

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Abstract
In Spain, one can find geographical diversity and unique sites of great significance and cultural heritage. Many of the nation¿s treasured places, however, have deteriorated or have even disappeared. What is left, then, should be studied and documented both graphically and infographically. It is important to preserve and document Spain¿s unique locations, especially those related to vernacular heritage, to transhumance and visual impact assessment in many national infrastructures projects. Windmills are important examples of agro-industrial heritage and are sometimes found in the beds of streams and rivers but can also be found high in the hills. Their presence is constant throughout the Iberian Peninsula. These mills are no longer in use due to technological advances and the emergence of new grinding systems. The aim of this study was to present a specific methodology for the documentation of windmills, to create a graphical representation using computer graphics, as well as to disseminate knowledge of this agro-industrial heritage. This research has integrated graphic materials, including freehand sketches, photographs, digital orthophotos, computer graphics and multimedia in the creation of a specific methodology based on cutting-edge technology such as a digital photogrammetric workstation (DPW), global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), computer-aided design (CAD) and computer animations.
International
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JCR
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Title
APPLIED GEOGRAPHY
ISBN
0143-6228
Impact factor JCR
2,324
Impact info
Volume
31
10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.01.006
Journal number
3
From page
941
To page
949
Month
JULIO
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Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Cartográfica, Geodesia y Fotogrametría. Expresión Gráfica