Touch2Query enabled mobile devices: A case study using OpenStreetMap and iPhone

Junjun Yin, James D. Carswell

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Abstract

This paper describes our mobile spatial interaction (MSI) prototype Touch2Query which presents the idea of using the touch screen on mobile devices to assist in performing ad-hoc spatial queries. This approach differs from conventional mobile LBS applications where the query shape (search space) is limited to either a bounding box or radius. Instead, we provide functionality that allows users to interactively draw any desired query shape overlaid on an area of interest directly on a mobile device with their finger by combining vector primitives such as circles, polygons, polylines, and points. With the help of location and orientation aware mobile devices, mobile maps, and real-time distance and area measurements, Touch2Query gives the users freedom to perform customised spatial queries on objects/areas of interest while realising a better contextual understanding of their spatial environment at the same time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWeb and Wireless Geographical Information Systems - 10th International Symposium, W2GIS 2011, Proceedings
Pages203-218
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2011
Event10th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2011 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Mar 3 2011Mar 4 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6574 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2011
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period3/3/113/4/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yin, J., & Carswell, J. D. (2011). Touch2Query enabled mobile devices: A case study using OpenStreetMap and iPhone. In Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems - 10th International Symposium, W2GIS 2011, Proceedings (pp. 203-218). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6574 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19173-2_16