MAGOH (Managing Archaeological data for a sustainable GOvernance of the Heritage)

2020-2022

Lead by: MAPPALab – Dip.Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa
Consortium: Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Firenze e per le province di Pistoia e Prato; Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Pisa e Livorno; INERA Srl; Miningful Studio.

MAGOH is one of the winner projects on the call named “100 assegni per la Cultura” promoted by Regione Toscana. The aim of the project is to create a platform of archaeological data managing about the Province of Pisa and the urban area of Firenze. MAGOH will allow the data access and the optimisation of the cycle of the archaeological data, improving research, protection and enhancement actions. MAGOH is coordinated by MAPPALab, funded by the Tuscany Region and co-financed by the Dip. di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere (Department of Civilization and forms of Knowledge) of the University of Pisa, and by the Soprintendenze Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le province di Pistoia e Prato e per le province di Pisa e Livorno (Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Florence and the provinces of Pistoia and Prato, and Superintendence for the provinces of Pisa and Livorno). The IT development company INERA SRL and the data science company Miningful Studio are part of the consortium.

MAGOH foresees strict cooperation between the MAPPALab and the Superintendences, and one of the main purposes is to create a helpful system to reply at the officials’ needs. The system is designed to allow both the accessibility by external users, and that of functionaries involved to tasks of protection and enhancement, throughout different access privileges and managements profiles, although integrated into a single framework, rationalizing and optimizing the development and consultation tools.
The collaboration and skilled support provided by the IT and mathematic partners permit a synergic work for the comprehension and optimisation of the procedures provided by officials.
Thanks to the strong know-how performed by the MAPPA project, the heterogeneity of data will be treated through a preliminary phase of standardisation and categorisation, by scientific thesauri and tools to check the reliability of the data. Starting from the tools developed in MAPPA and ArchAIDE projects, MAGOH will provide a web-based platform including:
1) A database to store and manage the archaeological data supported by tools of semi-automatic digitisation of the documents and tools for semi-automatic extraction of contents through NPL technics.
2) A webGIS to capturing, geolocalisation, spatial analysis, data visualisation and accessibility
3) Long term preservation and open dissemination of the archaeological data by the MOD repository.
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