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Urban Planning and Development

Historical-Cultural Master Plan of Tbilisi Historical Part
Year: 2006-2007
Client: Ministry of Culture, Monuments Preservation and Sport of Georgia

Historical-cultural master plan of Tbilisi historical part represents the document of spatial arrangement. The goal of the project is to preserve and rehabilitate cultural and urban heritage, develop building up regulatory plan and perspective view. With this aim, historically formed architectural and spatial dominants were valued and analyzed, the list of monuments and buildings of monument types were determined, their urban planning meaning and the role in the city build up spatial structure was defined for the historical part of the city.   On the basis of field cards filled by experts their historically developed functions, historical-cultural and architectural-artistic values have been examined, property forms, number of storyes, construction material and age were determined.


Historical-Cultural Master Plan of Batumi Historical Part  

Year: 2006-2007
Client: Ministry of Culture, Monuments Preservation and Sport of Georgia

Development of historical-cultural master plan of historical part of Batumi was based on identification of the boarders of preservation areas, determination of conceptual development plan, definition of regulatory features, development and renewal of entire digital attributive geodatabase and entire digital large-scale topo-geodetic base.   During the works the historical-cultural resource management base for preserved zones in Batumi was developed. Recommendations on preservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage, development and intervention of historical build-up in compliance with the unique historical-cultural features of each district were worked out.   Based on completed field and appropriate inventory cards the list of monuments and valuable objects was defined, unknown objects having the signs of the monuments were revealed and their spatial parameters were determined.


Software for Urban Development Information System

Year: 2002
Client: GTZ

Multipurpose automated system for urban territories has been developing in Georgia since 1996 with the support of German Technical Assistance (GTZ). The project is aiming at building a modern integrated urban development information system for big cities (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Poti, Rustavi) and large regional centers. For these purposes, a special software City Analyst was developed by GeoGraphic in 2002 and researches for establishment urban development information system that is aimed to improve the urban planning measures. 

Results of researches and elaborated technical approaches are used for:

  • Maintaining and systemizing urban planning documentation;
  • Estimating state of buildings;
  • Planing building and reconstruction measures;
  • Developing and meeting legal zoning principles;
  • Controlling and monitoring of urban planning;
  • Optimizing appropriate decision-making.

City Analyst is processed in Delphi 6 environment based on ArcGIS 8.2 technology for development and edition of topologically accurate spatial information and storing geodata in the form of a database. At the exploratory stage, software was applied by the architectural and construction services in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Gori and Poti by using recent cadastral databases.

Software will be instituted in all big cities and large regional centers.


GIS for Old Tbilisi

Year: 2002
Client: World Bank, European Council and National Government 

Since 1998 the Cultural Heritage Initiative has been implementing in Georgia through the joint efforts of the Georgian government, WB and European Council. One of the initial goals of the program included inventorying, surveying and geomodeling of the historical part of Tbilisi- Kalaubani. Primarily, the specialists from GeoGraphic were involved in the project that was later joined by the entire organization as the consultant in GIS technologies.

Within the framework of the project, inventorying of the buildings and revising of the spatial database have been provided by using digital basic maps at 1:500 scale.
ESRI software was used to integrate the spatial database with the database of inventorying materials. The search/service system developed within the project was applied by the architects, art workers, engineers and specialists at Tbilisi municipality services. The system is permanently updated and it is compatible with the information systems of other municipality services.
Within the framework of the project around 100 analytical and synthetic maps have been prepared.


Cover Inventory of Historical Districts and Protected Zones in Tbilisi

Client: Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport of Georgia

By the order of the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia in 2005 started the project on Cover Inventory of Historical Districts and Protected Zones in Tbilisi with the purpose of cultural heritage preservation. The urbanists, fine art workers and representatives of GeoGraphic are involved in the project implementation.


At the initial stage information on historical districts and protected zones in Tbilisi has been collected through the field cards, edited and processed using GIS technologies resulted in formation of the geodatabase at 1:500 scale. Alphanumeric information is integrated with the graphical data through the coding of buildings/structures located on the territory of protected zones. The special software developed for information inputting ensures data computerization in a correct manner. The maps at 1:10 000, 1:5 000, 1:2 000 and 1:500 scales are used for field survey illustrating existing monuments. Survey of buildings was already implemented including definition of heights of the buildings, photographing, determination of roads inclination. 


The final product is presented as cultural heritage management information system. Along with the system development, GeoGraphic trains the Ministry staff, system establishment and set-up.