Campus Guidance System for International Conferences Based on OpenStreetMap
Jacob, Ricky and Zheng, Jianghua and Ciepłuch , Błażej and Mooney, Peter and Winstanley, Adam C. (2009) Campus Guidance System for International Conferences Based on OpenStreetMap. Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on web and Wirelass Geographic Information Systems . pp. 187-198.
We present a web-based, multi-lingual, campus guidance system with emphasis on pedestrian navigation aimed at providing support for delegates attending International Conferences at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) campus. A special campus guidance system could improve the logistics of the conference. Potentially such improvements could attract more delegates to the conference. The Cloudmade Web Map Lite API which uses OpenStreetMap has been used for creating this interface. The system generates shortest pedestrian paths using both outdoor pavements and indoor corridors between various buildings and points of interests (POI). For visual assistance in pedestrian navigation geotagged images are used along the path at certain points in the route, such as road intersections, when the user needs to get their orientation correct. The interface is available in both English and Chinese language.
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