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TERRACED VINEYARD IN GORIŠKA BRDA

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TERRACED VINEYARD IN GORIŠKA BRDA BUILD BY A NEW METHOD USING GIS TOOLS

 

coauthor: Lucija Ažman Momirski

 

Location: Medana, Slovenia

Year: 2008

 

The arrangement of new and the reconstruction of existing terraced vineyards with cuts and fills interferes with the former geomechanically balanced system. Digging provokes marl-softening processes. For these reasons it is important to follow the line of the stable configuration of the old terrain during planning and the process of construction. Based on geomechanical facts several plans were prepared. All the plans were a combination of approaches for adapting the cross-section and ground plan to the geometry of the terrain. Individual plans were compared according to the quantity of shifted material, which remained relatively constant. However, the direction of the shifts varied. When constructing straight ground-plan terraces material needs to be transferred from the middle of the plot to the edge. When constructing terraces laid out in the general direction of the stratum lines of the terrain the material should be carried from the bottom to the top of the plot. The final plan was a combination of the plan for straight ground-terraces and terraces laid out in the general direction of the stratum lines of the terrain. Using this approach, material was taken from the edge of the plot, mostly needed for road levelling. In the bottom part of the plot, material needed to be shifted on each terrace.

We managed to simulate and plan the process of making of terraces with GIS tools in the office on the computer which is usually not the case in practice. Me managed to reduce the time needed to make the new vineyard and with that the reduce the price of construction.

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