University of Florence, SAGAS Department (History, Archaeology, Geography, Art and Performing Arts)

LabGeo: Applied Geography Laboratory

ESTABLISHED IN 2000, LABGEO CARRIES ON AND FURTHER THE ACTIVITIES OF THE APPLIED GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY FOUNDED IN 1985. THE LABGEO IS DIRECTED BY PROFESSOR MARGHERITA AZZARI.

 

The team LabGeo Projects

 

Our Networks

Here are some important collaborative networks and joint applied geography laboratories that we are a part of

AGJL
ESRI Joint Laboratory
Copernicus
Copernicus Academy Network
LabGeoNet
Italian Geography Laboratories Network

Our Activities

Surveying, monitoring, safeguarding and promoting the landscape and the historical-cultural heritage
Virtual Landscaping: Reconstruction of past landscapes
Survey, conservation, and utilization of historical cartography

Rural Geography: new forms of rural life and local development processes in rural areas
Cartography, GIS and Remote Sensing
Population geography, historical dynamics, geographic mobility and immigration flows to Italy
Teaching Geography

Our recent and ongoing projects

The Virtual Museum of Tuscan Archaeology
The CHIMERA project entails the creation of a virtual museum concerning the Tuscan archaeological heritage In addition to exploring and studying the artifacts, the user will be able to create thematic pathways – either in a virtual mode or on site – according to his or her own interest.
The MOOC on Geotechnologies for Cultural Heritage.
MINERVA is an ERASMUS+ KA203 Project which offers students and professional high-level training opportunities with  a wide range of European examples on the use of geotechnologies for the management and the analysis of cultural heritage.
Geographical Memories
A Photographic Archive for the History of the Territory
The project aims at establishing a digital platform towards ensuring the preservation, the cataloguing and the effective and user-friendly utilization of a vast photographic historical heritage housed by the University of Florence, other public institutions and private collections. These collections which (even if they are not widely known but of great importance to the understanding of the history of the territory) have been studied, catalogued, digitalized and made available via a purposively designed digital platform.
Sinergie
The creative industries to improve the territory
Creativity and culture as identity values Cultural activities have the capacity to disseminate the cultural heritage of a territory. SINERGIE (“synergies”) aims at examining how youth-driven creative industries can support local development and can be furthered by some features in the urban context.