The SemWay Project – Towards Semantic Navigation Systems

Karl Rehrl, Sven Leitinger, Georg Gartner (2007): The SemWay Project – Towards Semantic Navigation Systems In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on LBS & TeleCartography, Hong Kong, 2007

Electronic navigation devices have strongly influenced the process of human wayfinding in the last years. Vehicle navigation systems are already in widespread use and the usage of navigation systems in other domains such as hiking, biking or exploring cities on foot is continuously increasing. Different information needs coming from new application domains bring up a number of new research questions which have to be considered in order to design navigation aids for these domains. This was the motivation for starting the SemWay project, which is a research cooperation between Salzburg Research, the Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Geoinformation and Cartography and other company partners. The main goal of the project is to bridge the gap between the cognitive processes of human wayfinding and electronic navigation support.

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