Location Aware Applications for Smart Cities with Google Maps and GIS Tools

Tan, Siak Chuan & Wong, On (2006) Location Aware Applications for Smart Cities with Google Maps and GIS Tools. In Active Media Technology (AMT06), June 7 - 9, Brisbane, Australia.


The release of internet mapping API like Google maps had changed the way many location aware systems works, this paper will look into how location visualization tools can make use of this new way in providing location service. With the emergence of wireless broadband internet in increasing number of cities, digital cities are being developed all over the world where public services could be hosted for users with a fast connection. As part of an effort to enhance a digital city, we apply visualization tools to a real estate system as a study into the usefulness of Google maps and GIS. The result will probably be used to provide more services which will in turn form a better featured digital city. Location Aware Real estate agent (LARE), a real estate agent which uses the latest technology in GIS and internet mapping systems to become a very powerful agent based system. LARE uses different technologies like 3-d modeling with VRML, local maps with GIS shapefiles, and even online maps with Google maps. Thus it provides a map view of location with a GPS and mobile device, while providing geographical updates or even digital interactivity.

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ID Code: 5843
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: a2.tan@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Geographic information systems, Internet, Programming, Real estate, Smart cities
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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