Cultural Heritage

culture & nature


Cultural & Nature Heritage


CARTIF provides innovative solutions for research, protection, conservation, restoration and dissemination of Heritage in its whole sense:

Cultural heritage: inheritance of our ancestors and legacy for future generations.

I. Tangible movable heritage: objects or pieces prone to musealization.
II. Tangible immovable: sites, buildings, engineering works, industrial centers, architectural ensembles,

III. typical landscapes and monuments of interest or relevant value.
IV. Intangible heritage: non-material creations.
V. Digital heritage: computer materials of lasting value worthy of being preserved for future generations.

Natural heritage: natural monuments, geological formations, places and natural landscapes.




  • Image analysis and pattern recognition.
  • Digitization, modeling and 3D simulation.
  • CAD / CAM / CAE / H-BIM.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Big data and data analytics.
  • Sensoring and monitoring for preventive conservation.
  • Web platforms and computer tools for data interpretation and decision making.
  • Rural and urban regeneration strategies based on Heritage.

Activity fields

  • Digitization of cultural and natural heritage.
  • Rural and urban regeneration.
  • ICT applied to heritage.

Networking and Platforms



Reference clients:


Fernando Gayubo Rojo

Fernando Gayubo Rojo

Head of Industrial and Digital Systems Division
Pedro Martín Lerones

Pedro Martín Lerones

Head of Cultural & Natural Heritage Area

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