Translating the Web Semantics of Georeferences

Translating the Web Semantics of Georeferences

Stephan Winter (The University of Melbourne, Australia) and Martin Tomko (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-905-2.ch010
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Abstract

This chapter presents a review of the ways of georeferencing in Web resources, as opposed to the georeferencing of other information communities, specifically in route directions for wayfinders. The different information needs of the two information communities, reflected by their different semantics of georeferences, are identified. In a case study, we investigate the possibilities of translating the semantics of georeferences in Web resources to landmarks in route directions. We show that interpreting georeferences in Web resources enhances the perceivable properties of described features. Finally, we identify open questions for future research.

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