An approach to mobile collaborative mapping

Soon, Chien Jon, Roe, Paul, & Tjondronegoro, Dian W. (2008) An approach to mobile collaborative mapping. In Symposium on Applied Computing, March 16 - 20, 2008, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.

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With the advent of Web 2.0, users now expect to be able to customise, edit and share information from any online device. These capabilities are unavailable in many geographic information applications and where it is, it is far too difficult to use. Satellite navigation devices and software are also not flexible enough in this regard. Current satellite navigation technology enables users to view maps and navigate easily. However, it does not support information sharing and marking-up maps with symbols other than routes and locations. Currently, a popular desktop solution to this problem is Web 2.0 Mashups, which enable implementers to correlate information from several web data sources into one coherent application. Mashups also have their caveats, as they are beyond the capabilities of lay users and, being web-based, they are not location aware and do not support mobility. This paper presents Mobile Collaborative Mapping (MCM), a browser-based location-aware collaborative map editor to address these shortcomings through a simplified editing system and revision based storage server and discusses its application in an e-Science scenario of use and the capabilities of the current MCM prototype.

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ID Code: 15185
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: collaborative computing, geographic information systems, mobile computing, rich internet applications, satellite navigation
ISBN: 9781595937537
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Copyright Statement: © ACM, (2008). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 2008 ACM symposium on Applied computing,
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:43

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