Location-based illustration mapping applications and editing tools

Min Lu, Masatoshi Arikawa

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Although commercial Web mapping is popular now, illustrated maps are widely used in print media and have advantages. The immeasurable distortions of illustrated maps create difficulties when applying them in location-based services. Based on previous research, the authors propose an improved framework for supporting illustrated maps to be integrated with GPS functions in smartphones, and positioning methods are discussed. Mobile tools and applications have been developed with the purpose of making it easy to create and use digital content based on illustrated maps for walking tours. The usability and effectiveness were tested in experiments and practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-112
Number of pages13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth-Surface Processes


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