tratturi for transhumance

Survey for Planning: New Technologies and Land Conservation


The objective of the fourth edition of the International Summer School is to illustrate the conservation of the territory through the use of new technologies and the promotion of international cooperation in the field of higher education and in the professional field. This is, in short, the objective of the fourth edition of the Summer School organized by the Comitato Italiano Fotogrammetria Architettonica and funded by the Collegi dei Geometri e Geometri Laureati of BAT and Foggia, the Collegio Circondariale dei Geometri e Geometri Laureati of Lucera and the Comitato Regionale Collegi dei Geometri e Geometri Laureati di Puglia. The event will take place from July 27 to August 3, 2013 in the territories of the “Capitanata” of the province of Foggia and in the territories of the province of BAT. To give value to the international scope of the Summer School 2013 will be the presence of teachers and participants from Albania, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Libya, Romania, Tanzania, Turkey and Venezuela. To investigate the use of new technologies applied to the survey of the Territory and Architecture, the Summer School will focus its studies on some places of unquestionable historical and architectural value in Puglia.

We will analyze some of the "royal sheep tracks of transhumance (regi tratturi della transumanza)" in the municipalities of Lucera and Foggia and in the province of BAT (Barletta-Andria-Trani). We will deepen studies with surveys of “poste (shelters) and some of the paths of the "royal sheep tracks of transhumance (regi tratturi della transumanza)". Particularly in areas identified by the municipalities of Lucera and Foggia attempts will be made for research at the State Archives of Foggia and surveys of areas of "tratturo n.12 Foggia - Campolato" (video), with particular attention to the "Chiesa di Santa Lucia" (video) and adjacent underground. In Piazza Lecce, Lucera, will be executed the survey of the "Well of the Hanged", which is, according to Andrea Amato, "a first type of public well, available to the whole population. Nowadays we can mention three wells: the first in Piazza Lecce , the second in the castle, and the third so-called Emperor pit, located in Via dei Mercanti, actual Via Gramsci".

Another site under study will be the territory of the town of Andria in which you will carry out surveys of the areas of "tratturello n.19 CanosaRuvo" inherent to the path "Posta di Grotte – Posta di Mezzo - Posta di TitoloChiesa Rivera (picture) ".


The technologies and methods used for the survey and documentation are Architectonic Photogrammetry, GPR, GIS (Global Information System), GPS, Laser Scanner 3D, Stereometric Modeling (video) , Rapid Prototyping, Remote Sensing Satellite and UAV, Thermography. These technologies and methods able to thoroughly analyze the morphology of the resulting artifacts and design interventions to safeguard them.


To give further educational studies value the fact that all the studies promoted by the "Summer School" will be made ​​available to municipalities for planning any intervention planning and restoration of the sites under study. The fourth edition of the Summer School will be the confirmation of a vocation from the territory, has always promoted cooperation with the tools of education and the internationalization of cultural activities.


Finally, it should be noted that the fourth italian edition of the "Summer School" is twinned with the first romanian edition of the "Summer School" which will be held September 16 to 25, 2013, in Bucharest, Romania, at the Facultatea De Imbunatatiri Funciare si Ingineria Mediului, Universitatea de Stiinte Agronomice si Medicina Veterinara, Bucuresti, Romania .



”… a good survey generates half the project”