To respond to the public tender for which the Xunta was putting out to tender the "Study of the historical territory linked to the French Way, including the analysis and prior information necessary for the elaboration of the proposal for the delimitation of its layout and its protection zones", From the team led by ABTEMAS we put on the table an exhaustive study of the landscape from which a proposal of Landscape Catalog would be obtained is the first that with this approach was developed in Galicia.
A work developed by a team of 59 people who specialize in history, art, philology, law, human geography, physical geography, forestry engineering, agricultural engineering, mobility, water, archeology, architecture, urban planning, territory and landscape, which during more than One year they physically and mentally traveled the road, to rediscover the uses and elements that characterize the historical territory of the Camino for its valuation, protection, management and planning, within the framework of a courageous commitment, which in 2007 began the Department of Culture of the Xunta de Galicia, a work that was conceived as a turning point in the integrated management of roads.
In honour of our motto, all traces were traversed, systematizing the collection of data at each point where the road changed, the work was organized with several teams travelling the path on foot and, another support, travelling its territory in a transversal way. This work and the methodology designed were the basis of a doctoral thesis and two master thesis.
Camino de Santiago Francés
Consellería de Cultura
Xunta de Galicia
Abtemas elaborated the proposal for the contest, exercising the work of direction and coordination of the works developed by the personnel hired by the BAU-SIGNO UTE. We also develop the work of personnel selection and management..
Throughout the time the work was carried out, notes and notes were taken of each of the elements, from the types of closures and condition of the pavement firm to an exhaustive inventory of all population centres. For those who elaborated detailed descriptive files, in addition to a complete photographic report of which we can see some sample.