This paper considers the contribution of geomorphological documents and the criteria and methodology used for the implementation of tourist - environmental maps in two protected areas located in hilly and mountain areas of the Apennines of Modena (Northern Italy). The hilly area is the Natural Reserve of Salse di Nirano; the “Salse” are small mud volcanoes formed by emissions of salt water mixed with mud and pushed up by methane rising to the surface along ground discontinuities. The mountain area consists of the Upper Tagliole Valley, located within the Frignano Park; it is mainly characterized by glacial and cryogenic landforms.Geomorphological maps and Digital Terrain Models (DTM) have been produced. Geo-tourist maps were derived from the geomorphological maps; the geo-tourist maps combine the most evident geomorphological features with fundamental tourist information. The goal was to produce maps that could be easily interpreted by tourists to help them understand the landscape.The geo-tourist maps and the DTM are the cartographic documents characterising tourist-environmental maps; these are thematic pocket foldable maps printed on both sides with illustration notes both in English and Italian. In addition, the tourist-environmental maps contain a synoptic description of the geological, geomorphological, botanical and zoological aspects, accompanied by photographs and information on excursion trails, visitor centers, behaviour rules, refreshment points and overnight-stay places and, finally, cultural and tourist attractions in the protected and surrounding areas. The tourist-environmental maps form part of the initiatives taken by Public Boards to improve the knowledge, utilisation and appraisal of the environment of protected areas. These studies show how geomorphological investigations can effectively contribute to the production of maps which can be used in the field of environmental tourism.
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|Anno di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||The contribution of the geomorphologic mapping to the environmental tourism in protected areas: examples from the Apennines of Modena (Northern Italy)|
|Autori:||CASTALDINI D.; VALDATI J.; ILIES D.C.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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