Using and determining location in a context-sensitive tour guide

Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Keith Mitchell, Alon Efrat

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Abstract

The Lancaster Guide project which used the members of the general public to test a network-centric electronic tourist guide was discussed. The study provided insights into the challenges associated with developing location-based applications. The guide relied on a geographic model that contained two distinct object types, which were navigation point objects and location objects. The end-user system of the guide provided capabilities such as access to information; tailored city tours; access to interactive services; and cooperative tools. Location information was obtained using technology such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the wireless network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalComputer
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2001

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Using and determining location in a context-sensitive tour guide. / Davies, Nigel; Cheverst, Keith; Mitchell, Keith; Efrat, Alon.

In: Computer, Vol. 34, No. 8, 08.2001, p. 35-41.

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Davies, Nigel ; Cheverst, Keith ; Mitchell, Keith ; Efrat, Alon. / Using and determining location in a context-sensitive tour guide. In: Computer. 2001 ; Vol. 34, No. 8. pp. 35-41.
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