Valuable heritage buildings are the history of nations, and history forms the identities of these nations. Many of these buildings are exposed to deterioration, destruction and distortion. Therefore, it is essential to protect and maintain these buildings to protect history. Effective documentation of valuable buildings is necessary to guide and assist stakeholders in making decisions regarding valuable buildings. Documentation requires robust and scientific methods. Therefore, it is important to utilize new technology in general and geographic information system GIS in particular in documenting valuable buildings. GIS has the potential to contribute and deal with valuable buildings at various stages and levels, starting from the process of documentation passing through the process of analysis and preparation of outputs that contribute in supporting decision-makers and ends with managing implementation process, monitoring and follow-up. The purpose of this research is to develop a general framework for collecting data and establishing an applicable unified information system at the country level to document valuable buildings according to the Egyptian reality using geographic information systems to document, analyze and extrapolate the urban structure and determine its characteristics and components. The proposed information system will be applied to a study area to assess its applicability.
Abdel Wahed, Mona Mahrous
"Establishing an Information System for Documenting Valuable Buildings by Using GIS in Egypt,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 25:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol25/iss2/1