Geo-info to-go

Kamal Baharin, S. S. (2007) Geo-info to-go. In: The 4th International Symposium on LBS & TeleCartography, 8 - 10 November 2007, Hong Kong.

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The mission of the Dutch grant program ‘Space for Geo-information’ (Ruimte voor Geoinformatie, is described as “the enhancement and innovation of the geoinformation infrastructure and the geo-knowledge community in the Netherlands”.One of the projects (RGI-149)currently undertaken within this program is called ‘Geo-info-togo’. The main focus of this project is to ensure that the geo-information needed by field workers in relation to their physical location is automatically available and displayed on their hand-held mobile devices (PDAs).Currently, a user must type in the request for the specific information he/she needs. However, this is inefficient and very impractical on location, due to the fact that the typing might be done with one hand, in gloves and in dirty circumstances. A user doesn’t have the time or capability to specify and pull the necessary information, and should thus be automatically provided with a set of relevant, appropriate, well-defined geo-information according to his/her profile, identity, location and behavior. This means having a special kind of location-aware,adaptive, context driven supply of geo-information. The mobile device used has to offer adaptive cartography with as little user interaction as possible.This project is undertaken in the context of the application ‘Buiten Beter’(Better Outdoors),of which the purpose is to support the surveillance of environmental offenders in cases such as garbage,dumping,pollution and other misdemeanors. The work process of these inspectors is well understood,and they should be supported with a suitable set of maps, dedicated to their specific needs. This paper describes the work process into more detail,the proposed method of adaptive cartography and the interaction possibilities that can support these kinds of professionally-used location-based services.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Divisions: Faculty of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Software Engineeering
Depositing User: Safiza Suhana Kamal Baharin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 12:56
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 02:17
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