Multi-touch Wall Displays for Informational and Interactive Collaborative Space

  • Ian Vince McLoughlin
  • Li Ming Ang
  • Wooi Boon Goh
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29758-8_17

Volume 242 of the book series Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
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McLoughlin I.V., Ang L.M., Goh W.B. (2012) Multi-touch Wall Displays for Informational and Interactive Collaborative Space. In: Arisona S.M., Aschwanden G., Halatsch J., Wonka P. (eds) Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 242. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

GeoTouch was envisaged as a multi-touch display and information portal for GIS data within the Earth Observatory of Singapore: specifically as a focal point for collaborative discussion and exploration. The original GeoTouch, built in 2008 used proprietary hardware and software, and pioneered various multi-touch interface methodologies within the centre. Since then, GeoTouch-II has been unveiled, based upon commercial hardware rather than the bulky projection-based systems of the original, although the underlying GIS information handling and interfaces continue to be developed in-house. This chapter discusses both systems, drawing conclusions based upon observation and survey of more than three years of use, revealing patterns related to hardware and software limitations, and reveals important information concerning correlation between placement and usefulness.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Vince McLoughlin
    • 1
  • Li Ming Ang
    • 1
  • Wooi Boon Goh
    • 1
  1. 1.Earth Observatory of Singapore, and School of Computer EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore