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The GIS (Geographical Information System)like the name says, provides geographical information via “georeferenced” data (i.e. associated to geographical coordinates) to create territory maps. It is, in other words, a huge data bank collecting all information obtained by the scientific researches carried out for MP.

Every map includes information focusing on specific aspects like geomorphological features, bathymetry of depths, vegetation types, distribution of fauna, use of soil, settlements, infrastructures, areas with different protection levels, environmental emergencies and so on.

The comparison between old (scanned) maps and recent aerial pictures also makes it possible to understand the evolution of the territory over time. It is, for example, quite evident that wide stretches of the coastline are receding due to erosion, while at the Scanno di Goro the sediments are gradually silting up whole areas that once were navigable.

Last but not least, by overlapping the different maps it is possible to identify critical areas and the conflicts between anthropic development and natural evolution of the territory, understand "what will happen" to the system if action is taken on a single element and thus increase efficiency and accuracy of measures suggested by guidelines.

One of the goals of the Park guidelines is made available via the Internet data about the GIS of the whole area to encourage informed and aware participation of the stakeholders to planning of sustainable development.

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