ABSTRACT: Users often use modified maps on Web pages for acquiring information such as sightseeing information and places to go for
the first time. However, people cannot visualize the appearance of the station exit and the surrounding buildings. Therefore,
we propose a system for transforming modified maps into streaming video based on the features of modified maps. Our system
performs analysis of the modified maps and transforms them into streaming video. In this analysis, the system determines the
type of modified maps by extracting semantic relations and positional relations among geographical objects on them. In this
transformation, the system shows the streaming video by letting film syntax apply to street view based on the type of modified
maps. Additionally, we experimented with analyzing the modified maps.
Keywordsmodified map–street view–geographical information system
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Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems - 10th International Symposium, W2GIS 2011, Kyoto, Japan, March 3-4, 2011. Proceedings; 01/2011
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication, ICUIMC 2010, Suwon, Republic of Korea, January 14-15, 2010; 01/2010
ABSTRACT: Due to the rapid advance of mobile devices and on-line global map services, way-finding in outdoor environments is becoming much easier and comfortable. However, some people are still complaining to navigation systems for their poor guidance. In the infancy of such systems, many navigation systems had weak points with some reasons such as (i) lack of map data enough to guide routes precisely, (ii) no other way than the shortest path route search method, and (iii) no consecutive map update. However, present mobile navigation systems have conquered those problems; we can now access to on-line map, which are continuously updating, over high-speed mobile networks and can be supported by much smarter route search functions. However, there is still an unclear point about why we get lost with the powerful navigation systems: someone is still confused and struggling in their route searches. In our research, instead of exploring further navigational functions, we will focus on the human ability about map reading and understanding. Actually, in our experiment based on iPhone with navigation software, we could clarify the problems and the reasons from the different map-reading abilities by people.
24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2010, Perth, Australia, 20-13 April 2010; 01/2010