FRATERNALI EDITORE was born in 2005, with the starting objective of creating excursional cartography in detail, in the province of Torino, after that it spreaded throughtout the whole Piedmont, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta and France.
The cartographic and survey activities are directly realized by the partners Mario Fraternali and Attilio Richetto or by collaborators selected and well moulded. The first paper was published in the spring of 2007, until a total of 47 papers in the 2020 year.
Starting from 2010 the activity has been extended to the realization of excursional and sporting guides.
However new technologies need a careful job of verification on the field: our papers born from a long and hard direct relief of the principal and secondary paths and of forest footsteps network and of the white roads.
Our objective is always that of doing a complete “exploration” of the whole territory, without privileging the more known excursion areas, with the purpose to create a product of high quality and accuracy in all the places of the mapping.
Thousand of kilometers have been crossed among Piedmont, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta and France.
Until today, 35 papers have been realized in a scale of 1:25000, 5 papers in scale of 1:50000, 3 ski mountaineering paperguides in scale of 1:25000 and still 4 thematic publications.
Further papers related to the Langhe are going to be realized.
From 2005 the job of relief is brought on a cartographic base already planned, using the official data furnished by the Cartographic Service of the Region of Piedmont, Liguria, Valle d’ Aosta and from the IGN, Geographic National French Institute.
- Excursional information (shelters, bivouacs, unwatched refuges, climbing walls, equipped areas, places of interest, routes fitted, dangerous passages, etc..)
- Cartographic legends and general information ( entirely translated in English, French, German)
- Specific elements such us fountains, piles, crosses, access restrictions, caves etc.
- Ski-alpine runs
- mountain bike runs
- Primary and secondary path network
- Designation of paths and excursional routes.
- Complete road network.
- Land typology (Woodlands, glaciers, stony grounds etc.)
- Lakes, rivers, canals
- National, regional, provincial, local borders, national parks
- Curves of 50m, 10m, 5m equidistance
- Buildings, industries, churches, cemeteries
- Military buildings, fortifications
- Complete toponymy