Evangelos Brachos (Ioannina, 1993) is a graduate of the Department of Surveying Engineering and Geoinformatics (Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Serres, 2017) with M.Sc. in "Geography and Applied Geoinformatics". He is a licensed drone pilot specialized in Photogrammetry (2020). He join the UoI Arch PhD Program in February 2022. In his research, Evangelos applies advanced Spatial Analysis methods on the historical urban landscape of Ioannina in order to document, evaluate and interpret its urban transformation dynamics. Evangelos Brachos is a research associate of the CRISIS Research Laboratory.
Fields of study: G.I.S. Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Analysis, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Cartography and Urban Transformation.
Research interests: Spatial Analysis, Geoinformatics, Photogrammetric surveying of monuments and ensembles.
Phd Thesis Summary
The Historical Center of Ioannina as Cultural Landscape from the spectrum of Geoinfomatics science with spatial analysis methods
The historical center of Ioannina has always been a center of trade but also a cultural reference point for the events of the city. This part of the city is divided into neighborhoods where in each one there is a special condition in terms of activities and use of buildings. The city over the years has changed form, has developed and grown with the result that the needs of citizens change.
The aim of this doctoral dissertation is to highlight the history of the city as a cultural landscape with the aid of geospatial methods. The changes from the first urban plans of the city, the first uses and the street plan of the buildings will be set as a reference point for the research. The subsequent changes from the transformation of the city over the years, are pieces that interact with each other in such a way that we reach today with the current situation that prevails. The historical center of the city will be analyzed at the level of urban transformation with methods mainly of spatial analysis but also of the wider range of Geoinformatics. The basic characteristics of the Cultural Landscapes are located in two categories, the tangible and the intangible characteristics. Tangible characteristics are those for which there is geographic information or can be created through spatial data, while intangibles are those that give a different character to the city but can not have a geospatial status but only information important for each research. The methods of Spatial Analysis in their application in the management of cultural landscapes, capture and correlate a number of parameters and data of interdisciplinary nature and origin. Finally, the Conceptualization of Spatial Relationships method will be the main methodological pillar for performing the spatial correlation of data and information.