The use of digital cartography, especially in the field of planning, has been since the beginning considered by D.R.E.Am. Italia to be a strategic element with huge potentiality, to the extent that it started to develop its own GIS in the ‘80’s. With the advent of software manufactured by dedicated companies or by open source communities, it proved to be more appropriate to use the GISs that were already available on the market. The different activities carried out during the years have enabled D.R.E.Am. Italia to gain a remarkable knowledge with regard to the use of the different GIS packages being presently used in Italy and worldwide: MapInfo, ArcView, ArcGis, QGis.
Besides cartography meant for specific works, D.R.E.Am. implements thematic and tourist cartography, which may include both graphic lay-out and printing (also typographic printing).