Map-based storytelling tool for real-world walking tour

Min Lu, Masatoshi Arikawa

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Paper route maps are common for tools assisting walking tours, but they are not so kind to readers. Some commercial mobile applications for walking tours are available; it is difficult in manual operation for maps. There are fewer frameworks to integrate multiple hand-drawing well-designed maps with GPS and other digital content such as photographs and audios. In this paper, we proposed a new framework for supporting walking tours with stories and maps implemented on a smartphone. The main purpose of the tool is easiness for operating the device and for finding and acquiring necessary information. Design method of map-based storytelling allows users to smoothly interact with mobile devices with location-based pull style information service. We discuss the feasibility and usefulness of our proposed framework by implementing real mobile software and testing real applications in the real world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783642342035
ISBN (Print)9783319005140, 9783319009926, 9783319036434, 9783319081793, 9783319337821, 9783319615141, 9783319639451, 9783319714691, 9783540342373, 9783540685678, 9783540713173, 9783540777991, 9783540873921, 9783540882435, 9783642032936, 9783642034411, 9783642047909, 9783642105944, 9783642122712, 9783642155369, 9783642224409, 9783642241970, 9783642297694, 9783642318320, 9783642327131, 9783642332173, 9783642342028, 9783642343582, 9783642363788, 9783642375323
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
ISSN (Print)1863-2246
ISSN (Electronic)1863-2351

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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