Integrated Procedures for the Drawing of Linear Networks: Digital Graphic Processing of Cycling Paths


  • Barbara Messina Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno
  • Pierpaolo D’Agostino Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”



digital integrated system, representation of the territory, informative database, linear routes, graphic simulations


The paper aims to highlight the potential and applicability of an integrated digital approach that uses the drawing as a concrete
tool in support of the territorial and urban design. The integration of territorial analysis tools, together with others more traditionally
used in algorithmic-generative processes, could allow to reach a global management system of data and information. In fact, territorial
and urban transformations, by their nature or by virtue of their intrinsic complexity, require multi-scale control and managed
on multiple interconnected levels.
Through specific digital representations, we intend to illustrate the possibility of using a GIS system, integrated with parametric modellers,
for the management and verification of a series of design choices that involve urban or territorial transformations.
The proposed methodology aims to validate an analysis system applicable whenever actions are needed within an already consolidated
urban space, especially to create or implement linear networks. The proposed operating procedure is therefore aimed
at identifying cycle paths through a semiautomatic framework: the contribution proposes, in particular, an application on the road
network of the Capaccio-Paestum Municipality, in the province of Salerno.


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How to Cite

B. Messina and P. D’Agostino, “Integrated Procedures for the Drawing of Linear Networks: Digital Graphic Processing of Cycling Paths”, diségno, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. pp. 181-192, Dec. 2019.