Depicting places of worship: The sacred landscapes of Tibet

Maria Rosália Guerreiro, Israel Guarda

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Abstract

Sacred landscapes is a research topic that has been explored mainly among humanities scholars. With the improvement of digital technologies and geographic information systems new perspectives on the subject can be established focused on geographic and conceptual space. In this presentation we will explore an assortment of technologies to display visual cultural data about the Buddhist monasteries sites of Tibet spread across the Himalia’s mountains. In Qgis and through terrain analyses (hypsometry, slope, aspect and hydrography) we will analyze the characteristics and symbols of auspicious sites of a set of monasteries. Using the plugin Space Syntax Toolkit and through the technique of axial analyses (Hillier and Hanson, 1984) we will also analyze the accessibility within each monastery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2019
EventIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
URBAN E-PLANNING
- Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 23 Sep 201924 Sep 2019
https://sites.google.com/view/uep2019-conference/home

Conference

ConferenceIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
URBAN E-PLANNING
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period23/09/1924/09/19
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Keywords

  • Sacred landscapes
  • QGIS,Space Syntax
  • places of worship
  • Tibet

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