Every Milimetre Counts in Kulturni dom Gorica in Italy
19.12.2023 - 15.01.2024
From 19th of December 2023 till 15th of January 2024 you can visit our travelling exhibition about evolution of geodesy and landscaping on our territory.
Geodesy is the science of measuring and describing the Earth and its surface on plans and maps. It is indispensable for technical work such as staking out buildings, route surveys in the location and construction of roads and railroads, urbanisation and spatial management, etc. Slovenia has been one of the few European countries with a dedicated museum presentation of geodesy since 1987; the Slovene Geodetic Collection has been on display for visitors of Bogenšperk Castle for more than three decades. In 2021, the collection was relocated, and in the design of the present exhibition, we partnered with the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia and the Association of Surveyors of Slovenia, with whom we installed the collection, and invited the Department of Geodetic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana to participate in the project.
The result of this collaboration is an overview, intriguing and informative exhibition, Every Millimetre Counts, Geodesy in Slovenia through Time, which chronologically presents the milestones in the development of geodesy and explains concepts related to geodesy and cartography. It walks through the two-hundred-year history of the land cadastre in Slovenia and illustrates geodesy applications in practice. In our everyday lives, it is vital in construction, engineering, surveying, remote sensing, agriculture, research and study of cultural heritage, and, last but not least, in the military.
(foto: Marino Maršič)