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ReGroup: Using location sharing to support distributed information gathering


Nugent, T and Lueg, C, ReGroup: Using location sharing to support distributed information gathering, Proceedings OZCHI 2010 - design-interaction-participation, 22-26 November 2010, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 372-375. ISBN 978-1-4503-0502-0 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Many shared group activities, such as determining the range of different foods offered at a market, require that group members know which parts of the market will be covered by which people. In this paper we report findings from evaluating ReGroup, a mobile distributed information system that enables group members to "see" the current and immediate past routes of other group members within a defined area. ReGroup collects and shares GPS location data on a number of participating mobile phones. Past routes are visualised as coloured lines on a map of the surrounding area. An initial evaluation of the system at a busy marketplace suggests that there is a great deal of potential usefulness in sharing previous locations amongst members of a group.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Location awareness, information sharing, collaboration, mobility, navigation, usefulness
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nugent, T (Mr Tim Nugent)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:68432
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-03-11
Last Modified:2014-12-19
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