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e-Tourism: Governmental Planning and Management Mechanism

  • Aldrin G. Acosta
  • Víctor H. Andaluz
  • Jessica S. Ortiz
  • Franklin M. Silva
  • Julio C. Tapia
  • Christian P. Carvajal
  • Washington X. Quevedo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10850)

Abstract

This article proposes the development of a virtual application as a planning and government management tool, focused on the digitization of objects, monuments-buildings, and real environments using 2D and 3D virtualization techniques. The application considers two modes of use: PLANNER for use by managers and planners of offices and technical units linked to tourism; and TOURIST created for travelers, hikers or tourists in general. The first allows recreating new scenes incorporating objects that make it attractive to the tourist recourse, and thus achieve a projected image of the vision of development proposed by the planner; and the second designed to recreate touristic environments and program circuits, provoking a tourist avatar through HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and GearVR Headsets to make the application available to the largest market segment of virtual reality viewers. In addition, the app allows the interaction of several users in the same scenario to exchange information and experiences of the place.

Keywords

Audiovisual stimulation Wearable devices Virtual reality Unity3D 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thanks to the Corporación Ecuatoriana para el Desarrollo de la Investigación y Academia – CEDIA for the financing given to research, development, and innovation, through the Grupos de Trabajo, GT, especially to the GT-eTURISMO; also to Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, and Grupo de Investigación en Automatización, Robótica y Sistemas Inteligentes, GI-ARSI, for the support to develop this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador

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