IV-9.”Reconstruction of Local Knowledge by using Informatics in Cultural Properties”(H24 FY2012)

  • Project Leader : Tsumura Hiroomi (Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University)
  • Collaborators : Shibayama Mamoru (Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University)
  • : Kobayashi Satoru (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
  • : Tashiro Akiko (Department of Planning and Coordination, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties)
  • : Takata Yuuichi (Center for Knowledge Science in Cultural Heritage, Doshisha University)

Outline of Research

The purpose of this research is to reconstruct the historical cultural landscape of Hanoi by using spatio-temporal informatics which are based on GIS. Specifically, it will carry out the following surveillance study.

  • Digitization of historical map materials
  • GIS archive of digitalized spatial and historical data
  • Quantification of time series changes of city structure
  • Restoration of history and culture based on a model evaluation

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi, can be approached through many historical records such as maps, texts and drawings. However, it is not easy to verify the mutual relations between these sources of information as they are archived in separate places and formats.

In this research, we aim to unify them at the dimension of information through spatio-temporal informatics and by using GIS. Until now the unification of excavation survey data and information has not been carried out. The purpose of this research is to reconstruct a historical cultural landscape of Hanoi through these methods.

One additional advantage of this research is to create an information system in Kyoto University. where we will prepare a data server, input all data and make it accessible to the public.

This research aims at the the following results:

  • To integrate intelligence infrastructure on Hanoi.
  • Open promotion through WebGIS technology.
  • Offer quantitive understanding about changes to the historical environment of Thang Long.
  • To consider the cultural background about Thang Long.
  • A measurement study that evaluates the city structure.

GIS archive data of Hanoi

Computer system model

Base point measurement with DGPS