• Bruno Cardoso
  • Elise Thing
In 1973 geographer Per Kongstad and sociologist Samir Khalaf published the book Hamra of Beirut – A Case of Rapid Urbanization. The book contains a series of cartographic elements and analysis from the Hamra area in Beirut, Lebanon. The material is mainly from the 1960’s.
We gained access to these original maps, as well as unpublished photographs of the time, and proposed to digitise and integrate them into a Geographical Information System (GIS) environment.
We discuss the validity of integrating these materials, into urban studies, and describe the technical aspects related to processing the data.
Issues such as database design, scanning, georeferencing, vectorising, attribute filling, and sharing online are discussed in the thesis.
At last we reflect on the results and suggest future research.
SpecialisationGeoinformatics
LanguageEnglish
Publication date10 Jun 2015
Number of pages92
External collaboratorThe Neighborhood Initiative
Professor Cynthia Myntti cmyntti@aub.edu.lb
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