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Overlaying Paper Maps with Digital Information Services for Tourists

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January 26, 2005

Overlaying Paper Maps with Digital Information Services for Tourists

Presentation given at ENTER 2005, 12th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism. Innsbruck, Austria.

ABSTRACT: Despite the increasing availability of various forms of digital maps and guides, paper still prevails as the main information medium used by tourists during city visits. The authors describe how recent technologies for digitally augmented paper maps can be used to develop interactive paper maps that provide value-added services for tourists through digital overlays. An initial investigation into the use of these maps to support visitors to the Edinburgh festivals is also presented.

Research paper: https://beatsigner.com/publications/norrie_ENTER2005.pdf

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January 26, 2005
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  1. Overlaying Paper Maps with Digital Information Services for Tourists Moira

    C. Norrie and Beat Signer {norrie, signer}@inf.ethz.ch Institute for Information Systems ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 2 Outline •

    Motivation • Tourists and Maps • Augmented Paper, Paper++ • EdFest Prototype • User Trials
  3. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 3 Motivation •

    Tourists at the Edinburgh Festivals • Digitally augmented paper brochures • Digital pen, voice and GPS as input device • Paper and voice as output device
  4. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 4 Tourists and

    Maps • Previsit – activity planning – layout and social zones of city • Visit – locator, proximity, navigation and event tasks • Postvisit – share experience with family and friends
  5. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 5 Augmented Paper,

    Paper++ Transformation of positions to shapes
  6. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 6 Anoto Digital

    Pen
  7. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 7 Zurich City

    Guide (x,y) active areas layers user preferences context - location (GPS) - time - ... request P(x,y) city layer art and culture layer entertainment layer P(x,y)
  8. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 8 EdFest Components

  9. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 9 EdFest Event

    List information about event enter rating rating other events % find location other events link note
  10. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 10 EdFest Map

  11. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 11 User Trials

  12. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 12 User Trials

    ... • Map locator functionality • Event rating and reminder • Pointing mode of pen • Printed event lists • Voice interaction • Pen and earpiece using Bluetooth
  13. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 13 EdFest Architecture

    Nokia Digital Pen SU-1B Client Controller iServer (OMS Java) EdFestDB (OMSwe) Paper++ Client Voice Engine x,y coordinates docID, page, (x,y) + context HTML Browser HTML HTTP request user interaction URL + context deliver information in the appropriate format augment with context Active Content Context Engine OMSwe Application DB Web Elements docID, page, (x,y) Link DB Paper Plug-in VoiceXML, HTML, ... VoiceXML, HTML, ... VoiceXML HTTP request user interaction GPS (NMEA) Headset EdFest Mobile Client PAN WiFi LAN/WAN LAN
  14. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 14 Future Work

    • Improve design of augmented documents • Extend EdFest architecture • Investigate alternative output channels • Further user studies in Zurich as well as at the Festivals in Edinburgh
  15. 26.1.2005 / 12:30 ENTER 2005 Research Track 15 Questions ?