GeoNotes: social and navigational aspects of location-based information systems

Espinoza, Fredrik and Persson, Per and Sandin, Anna and Nyström, Hanna and Cacciatore, Elenor and Bylund, Markus (2001) GeoNotes: social and navigational aspects of location-based information systems. [SICS Report]



Location-based information systems allow the user to access information in relation to the user's position in geographical space. This paper outlines navigational and social aspects of such systems. It is argued that location-based systems must allow users to participate as content providers in order to achieve a social and dynamic information space. Moreover, as these systems allow commercial and private users to annotate space with information on a mass-scale, information filtering techniques will become essential in order to prevent information overload and user disturbance. We present a number of content-based and social filtering techniques to support this. We discuss implications for implementation and we describe a system (GeoNotes), which takes some of these aspects into account.

Item Type:SICS Report
Additional Information:Also published in proceeding UbiComp 2001.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Real-world annotations, position-based services, social awareness, context awareness
ID Code:2380
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:15 May 2008
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:07

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