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Visual media for geomorphologic heritage interpretation

Research fields Margins, environment, landscapes
Geomorphology and landscape
Geomorphological landscapes and geo-tourism
Keywords Geoheritage
Funding PhD Thesis - UNIL
Duration August 2008 - October 2012
Researchers Martin Simon (Doctoral student)

This research focuses on the potential use of different visual media - both traditional and interactive - to support geomorphologic heritage interpretation: maps, diagrams, animations... Public's interests for geotourism as well as its specificities are also studied in connection with cognitive theories.


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Martin, S., Regolini-Bissig, G., Perret, A. et Kozlik, L. (2010). Élaboration et évaluation de produits géotouristiques. Propositions méthodologiques. Téoros, 29(2): 55-66. Info
Pereira, P., Brilha, J., Pereira, D., Carcavilla, L., Amrikazemi, A., Bajada, S., Barreto, J.M., Bollati, I., Braga, N., Canilho, S., Carvalhido, R., Casinhas, P., Castro, I., Cumbe, A., Dias, N., Erhartic, B., Fraga, P.R., Gaidzik, K., Guimarães, R., Ghiraldi, L., Kozina, K., Lima, E., Lopes, E., Loureiro, C., Mantesso, V., Martin, S., Nekouie-Sadry, B., Pereira, S., Rocha, J., Sá, L.H., Schilling, M., Sousa, M., Tomsa, A.M., Torres, M., Welc, E. and Zanoletti, E. (2010). Subjectivity and uncertainty in geological heritage quantitative assessment: results from fieldwork using a predefined numerical methodology. In Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften. Hagen : Mugge-Bartolovic V. Rohling H. Wrede V.. 114-115 Info
Martin, S. and Reynard, E. (2009). How can a complex geotourist map be made more effective ? : popularisation of the Tsanfleuron heritage (Valais, Switzerland). In Proceedings of the European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems. Earth and Man. : Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt. 261-264 Info
Regolini-Bissig, G., Alves, A., Brandolini, P., Garavaglia, V., Ghiraldi, L., Giardino, M., Hobléa, F., Martin, S., Pelfini, M., Reynard, E., Rodrigues, M.-L., Theler, D. and Welc, E. (2009). How was Lake Derborence (VS, Switzerland) formed ? : popularisation of geosciences by means of a geotourist map.. In Proceedings of the European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems. Earth and Man.. : Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt. 290-293 Info