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The Atlas Project - Comparing time and place


Nugent, TR and Lueg, C and Bennett, A, The Atlas Project - Comparing time and place, Proceedings of iConference 2013, 12-15 February 2013, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, pp. 611-615. ISBN 978-0-9884900-0-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.9776/13288


The Atlas Project is an interdisciplinary project investigating spatial and historical exploration of geographical areas, with Hunters Wharf in Hobart, Australia being the example space used in this research. One of the goals of this research is to create a mobile application allowing historical information to be transferred out of the traditional static historical media and made more easily available for a variety of different tasks. Through a heavily iterative process, a prototype designed through continuous discussion amongst three different groups led to the research focussing on comparison of historical maps supported by additional spatiotemporally indexed features as the primary means of interacting with historical data. This paper outlines the iterative development of this prototype, presenting research challenges and solutions encountered during that process; it introduces a novel approach of presenting both spatially and temporally sensitive information that satisfies multiple workflows and multiple disciplines. Finally, the paper presents many interesting opportunities for future work and further analysis toward a generalised method of providing context sensitive spatiotemporal map overlays on mobile devices.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:spatiotemporal systems, historical maps, tourism, exploration, interdisciplinary, interaction, mobility
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:Nugent, TR (Dr Timothy Nugent)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Bennett, A (Mr Andrew Bennett)
ID Code:89328
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-03
Last Modified:2015-02-13
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