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The Nurnet Geoportal an Example oof Participatory Gis: A Review after Six Years

Roberto Demontis*, Eva Lorrai and Laura Muscas

CRS4 (Centro di ricerca, Sviluppo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna), Pula (Cagliari), Italy

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Received Date: October 21, 2020;  Published Date: October 28, 2020


A cultural heritage landscape is a defined geographical area that may have been modified by human activity and identified as having cultural heritage value by a community. In this field CRS4, by means of GIS, developed the Nurnet Geoportal ( to manage and share information about the Bronze Age in Sardinia (Italy), identified in the Pre-Nuragic (3200−2700 BC) and Nuragic (up to the 2nd century AD) culture. The idea of a geoportal, based on webgis and crowdsourcing, was born in the beginning of 2014 at the Nurnet Foundation (http://www. The Geoportal, fed by a net of conventional social connections or through social web networks empowered by private citizens, agents and public administrations sharing the same goals and interests, enables the users to access and share information about the ‘nuraghes’. A ‘nuraghe’ is the typical Sardinian building from the Bronze Age. The article shows the results of the project after six years.

Keywords: Cultural heritage landscape, WebGIS, Crowdsourcing, Partecipatory GIS

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