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Gestural navigation in Google Earth


Stannus, S and Rolf, D and Lucieer, A and Chinthammit, W, Gestural navigation in Google Earth, Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2011), 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2011, Canberra, Australia, pp. 258-261. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1145/2071536.2071580


Geographical Information Systems (GISs) are playing an increasingly important role in society. Not only have the capabilities of GIS packages expanded, but their spectrum has been widened by the popularisation of software such as Google Earth, which has added an extra dimension to navigation, while still using the same interaction method. We argue that traditional GIS interfaces limit productivity by not being sufficiently intuitive to new users and by causing extra delay due to unnecessary modality. As a step on the road to solving these problems, we propose an ideal gesture-based system and present the results of a mostly qualitative user-experiment on our current prototype for gestural navigation in Google Earth, which back up our assumptions about the importance of gestural interactions being both bimanual and simultaneous.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:gesture, interaction, Google Earth, navigation, GIS
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:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Stannus, S (Mr Simon Stannus)
UTAS Author:Rolf, D (Dr Daniel Rolf)
UTAS Author:Lucieer, A (Professor Arko Lucieer)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
ID Code:75002
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2011-12-22
Last Modified:2018-03-27

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