DEVELOPMENT OF A VIRTUAL ITINERARY WITH HBIM AND GIS
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, GIS, HBIM, Interoperability, Laser Scanning, Lidar, Point Cloud
Abstract. This study explores the potential of Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for assessing tourist visitation and managing public use of heritage buildings. By integrating these tools, the research aims to improve preventive maintenance and conservation management in culturally significant buildings and urban outdoor spaces. The findings demonstrate the value of HBIM and GIS in handling spatial information and facilitating reliable decision-making for tourist itinerary design and visitor flow management. By examining three buildings of the highest degree of protection as assets of cultural interest, the information obtained can be extrapolated to a municipal management network that encompasses numerous urban models. The integration of databases enables the combination of data at different scales, from the building level to the territorial level, involving all relevant stakeholders from various disciplines. The results highlight the importance of using digital tools in the context of heritage architecture and public use management, promoting more sustainable practices in the preservation and conservation of our cultural heritage.