Digital trail libraries

Scott Morris, Alan Morris, Jacobus J Barnard

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Abstract

We propose the idea of an online, user submitted digital library of recreation trails. Digital libraries of trails offer advantages over paper guidebooks in that they are more accurate, dynamic and not limited to the experience of the author(s). The basic representation of a trail is a GPS track log, recorded as recreators travel on trails. As users complete trips, the GPS track logs of their trips are submitted to the central library voluntarily. A major problem is that track logs will overlap and intersect each other. We present a method for the combination of overlapping and intersecting GPS track logs to create a network of GPS trails. Each trail segment in the network can then be characterized by automatic and manual means, producing a digital library of trails. We also describe the TopoFusion system which creates, manages and visualizes GPS data, including GPS networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM IEEE International Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2004
EditorsH. Chen, M. Christel, E.P. Lim
Pages63-71
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Global reach and Diverse Impact, JCDL 2004 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2004Jun 11 2004

Other

OtherProceedings of the Fourth ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries; Global reach and Diverse Impact, JCDL 2004
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period6/7/046/11/04

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Keywords

  • Digital Trail Libraries
  • GPS
  • GPS Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Morris, S., Morris, A., & Barnard, J. J. (2004). Digital trail libraries. In H. Chen, M. Christel, & E. P. Lim (Eds.), Proceedings of the ACM IEEE International Conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2004 (pp. 63-71)