Journal of Global Tourism Research
Online ISSN : 2189-9282
Print ISSN : 2189-9274
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Development of a guidance system for tourism by using archived data
Mari EndoKiyofumi MotoyamaMamoru EndoMayu UrataTakami Yasuda
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2018 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 31-36


In recent years, many tourists use their smartphones to receive tourism information, check a map, and take photos of tourism spots. We consider that it is very effective to use a smartphone application to provide tourism information. The goal of this research is developing a system for guiding people naturally from one spot to another. For that, we developed an Augmented Reality smartphone application using archived old photo data kept in museums, libraries, and local governments’ institutions. In addition, we developed a system to upload photos taken by users and exhibit those photos with old photos at a museum. In this research, we implemented an experiment performed using the application and exhibition, and collected feedback with a questionnaire. After showing the results of the experiment, we consider the possibility of utilizing open data in tourism.

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