Location Based Tourism Information Systems on Mobile Multimedia Devices
Mobile GIS applications will become a driving economic factor for the developments in telecommunication industry. Tourism information mostly is geographically related information and offers interesting location aware applications. This paper will briefly describe a prototype of a mobile multimedia tourism information system for outdoor activities. A PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) in connection with GPS function allows to guide tourists to the desired sights or to hiking and biking tours of a tourism region. For a multimedia visualisation of tourism information pictures, sound, text and video elements were integrated into the PDA in order to record the effectiveness of the mobile device. Cartographic illustrations using satellite images and digital maps of the tourism site and its surroundings provide further information. Therefore, the mobile device including a user-friendly GUI offers the possibility of an innovative presentation of tourism information and fulfils user desires to information provision.
Additional informations: GNSS 2003. Graz, 22. – 25.4.2003.