Experiences with GIS for collaborative urban-historical research:

The Zokak el-Blat Project in Beirut

Zokak el-Blat in B...
Zokak el-Blat

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
DFG-funded research project
„Zokak el-Blat:
History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter of Beirut”
Int...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
The GIS of the Zokak el-Blat project
Function: Platform for
• central data deposit
• access to, exchange of, and compariso...
Building and feeding our GIS:

• Starting out from a up-to-date basic map

(remember? G
(
b ? Google E th did ‘t exist yet...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Building and feeding our GIS:

• Starting out from an up-to-date basic map
• Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 ser...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Building and feeding our GIS:

• Starting out from an up-to-date basic map
• Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 ser...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Building and feeding our GIS:

• Starting out from an up-to-date basic map
• Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 ser...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Building and feeding our GIS:

• Starting out from an up-to-date basic map
• Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 ser...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Street shapes
Building shapes
Layers f
L
for:
1920, 1945, 1964,
1977, 1991, 2003

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstei...
Tracing & visualising processes of urban change

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1964

1977

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1920

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1945

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1964

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1977

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
1991

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
2003

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Tackling tables and challenges

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Word files
html fil
ht l files
image files

Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
What to do with
with…
- Multiple data per polygon shape?
- Non-spatial or „amorphous“ information?
- sensitive information...
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
Zokak el-Blat in Beirut

Ralph Bodenstein
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Experience with GIS for collaborative historical urban research: The Zokak el Blat project in Beirut

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This presentation was given by Ralph Bodenstein (German Archaeological Institute, Cairo, Egypt) during the workshop organized in the framework of the Cost Action IS0904 "European Architecture Beyond Europe" (INHA, Paris, France, 27-28th January 2014).
Programme : http://www.architecturebeyond.eu/workshop-gis-data-visualisation-and-open-community-paris-27-28-january-2014/

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Experience with GIS for collaborative historical urban research: The Zokak el Blat project in Beirut

  1. 1. Experiences with GIS for collaborative urban-historical research: The Zokak el-Blat Project in Beirut Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  2. 2. Zokak el-Blat Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  3. 3. Zokak el-Blat Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  4. 4. DFG-funded research project „Zokak el-Blat: History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter of Beirut” Interdisciplinary Field-research based DFG funding 2001-2003 Actual start 1997 – end 2004 Location: Orient-Institute Beirut (OIB) Project supervisors: Hans Gebhardt Dorothée Sack Research team: Anne Mollenhauer – architectural history Ralph Bodenstein – urban & architectural history Jens Hanssen – history Oliver Kögler – urban geography Andreas Fritz – urban geography Bernhard Hillenkamp – political sciences Friederike Stolleis – social anthropology Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  5. 5. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter Ralph Bodenstein
  6. 6. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut History, structure, and transformation of a pericentral quarter Ralph Bodenstein
  7. 7. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  8. 8. The GIS of the Zokak el-Blat project Function: Platform for • central data deposit • access to, exchange of, and comparison of data among team members • spatialisation and visualisation of collected data • to help analysis and interpretation of data • production of maps for presentation and publication • Programme: ArcView GIS 3.2 • • GIS was introduced with delay at an advanced stage of the project Not online, but based on desktop computers in the project office, with additional copies on laptops (data updates required!) Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  9. 9. Building and feeding our GIS: • Starting out from a up-to-date basic map (remember? G ( b ? Google E th did ‘t exist yet!) l Earth didn‘t i t t!) Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  10. 10. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  11. 11. Building and feeding our GIS: • Starting out from an up-to-date basic map • Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 series Adding d t l (1:2000 f 1964, 1:500 i of 1930s and after) Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
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  13. 13. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  14. 14. Building and feeding our GIS: • Starting out from an up-to-date basic map • Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 series Adding d t l (1:2000 f 1964, 1:500 i of 1930s and after) • Adding existing survey studies Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  15. 15. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  16. 16. Building and feeding our GIS: • Starting out from an up-to-date basic map • Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 series Adding d t l (1:2000 f 1964, 1:500 i of 1930s and after) • Adding existing survey studies • Adding own urban survey data (e.g. building heights, building age building types state of preservation age, types, preservation, functions and use, inhabitants…) Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  17. 17. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  18. 18. Building and feeding our GIS: • Starting out from an up-to-date basic map • Addi cadastral maps (1 2000 of 1964 1 500 series Adding d t l (1:2000 f 1964, 1:500 i of 1930s and after) • Adding existing survey studies • Adding own urban survey data (e.g. building heights, building age building types state of preservation age, types, preservation, functions and use, inhabitants…) • Adding HISTORICAL LAYERS using historical aerial photos and maps Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  19. 19. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  20. 20. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  21. 21. Street shapes Building shapes Layers f L for: 1920, 1945, 1964, 1977, 1991, 2003 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  22. 22. Tracing & visualising processes of urban change Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  23. 23. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  24. 24. 1964 1977 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  25. 25. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  26. 26. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  27. 27. 1920 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  28. 28. 1945 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  29. 29. 1964 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  30. 30. 1977 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  31. 31. 1991 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  32. 32. 2003 Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  33. 33. Tackling tables and challenges Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  34. 34. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  35. 35. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  36. 36. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  37. 37. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  38. 38. Word files html fil ht l files image files Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  39. 39. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  40. 40. What to do with with… - Multiple data per polygon shape? - Non-spatial or „amorphous“ information? - sensitive information? Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  41. 41. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein
  42. 42. Zokak el-Blat in Beirut Ralph Bodenstein

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