The Evolution of Venice Through Mapping Technology: A Venice Project Center Collaboration with the Atlante della Laguna

YEAR: 2014 | TERM: B




Sopheaktra Chhim; Thomas A. Hoctor; John W. Pryor; Bryan J. Sadowski


Michael John Aghajanian


City of Venice

The City of Venice is famous for its unique structure and culture, but those same features create unique management challenges. To help address these challenges, the city informs its decisions with the Atlante della laguna (Atlas of the Lagoon), an online collection of data that can be overlaid on maps of the Venetian Lagoon. We established a collaboration between WPI’s Venice Project Center (VPC) and the Atlas to contribute the VPC’s expansive collection of data. We also provided the first three contributions: a survey of public drinking fountains in Venice and the lagoon, a visualization of the evolution of Venice from 1000 to 1300, and a tool to navigate historical maps of Venice. Our work will directly help the City of Venice and pave the way for future contributions from the VPC to the Atlas.