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|The tourist application is
designed as a virtual tour guide, giving information on points of interest at relevant
The Tourist information is downloaded to the jacket prior to the tour. We use the Global Positioning Satellite system to obtain our precise position and by comparing this with a database of interesting locations e.g. museums, memorials etc, matches can be found. These signal that specific associated information - web pages - can be displayed to the user on a wirelessly linked Jornada palmtop.
We are using the area around Bristol University for testing this application. A typical web page is shown on the right.
A further development of this application enables us to experiment with audio by adding a spoken commentary.
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Last updated: June 07, 2002.