Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 39/2016

La Carta geoturistica della Provincia di Avellino (Campania): un esempio di interazione virtuosa tra SIT e Geoturismo

Cosimo Iscaro (a,b), Antonio Di Lisio (a), Filippo Russo & Michele Sisto (a)
(a) Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie, Università del Sannio, Via dei Mulini 59/A, 82100 Benevento (Italy). E-mails:;;

Volume: 39/2016
Pages: 121-124


This paper illustrates a project, developed in a Geographic Information System (GIS), about the promotion and dissemination of geo-sites and geomorphosites identified in the Avellino Province territory (Campania). The aim of the project is the realization of a training/educational/cognitive route about the geo-environmental assets of the Hirpinian territory so that different users will use and managed it by Hi-Tech devices and similar products. The geo-tourist resources could complete a local tourist offer that is still not fully exploited. This has already happened in other protected areas in Italy and foreign countries. The update of tourist offer would also contribute to the economic development of local communities and, at the same time, it would be an upgrade to the advanced technological knowledge and the dissemination of attractive resources of the Hirpinian territory. Various GIS databases designed to achieve thematic maps that could potentially be exploited as online geo-tourist maps or as tools for spatial planning. About sixty geosites and geomorphosites, some partially known and others completely new, were counted in the study area and then information/cognitive file-cards were created in Access and imported into GIS (QGIS 2.6 v. open source). Thanks to the development and overlap of acquired metadata, new and more complete interactive digital maps were obtained. They can be used as informational support and easily managed in Hi-Tech service systems platforms.


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