Augmenting Quantum-GIS for collaborative and interactive Tabletops

  • Viard A.Email author
  • Bailly G.
  • É. Lecolinet
  • Fritsch E
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


This paper presents our QGIS-MT, an extension of Quantum GIS (QGIS) for interactive tabletops. First proposed is an interactive and collaborative environment that allows several users to interact simultaneously on a multi- touch surface. This environment aims at favoring communication among users and at enhancing social awareness and the decision-making process. Next presented are the results of an interview with GIS users, which gives support to the proposed approach. In addition, presented here is a novel interaction technique, called Finger-Count Shortcuts that lets you navigate and activate numerous commands quickly and easily by performing simple finger gestures. Finally, there is a detailed discussion of how Quantum GIS was integrated into this environment and how our QGIS-MT plug-in providing multi-touch capabilities and Finger-Count Shortcuts were implemented in standard GIS menus.


Geographic Information System Interaction Technique Menu Item Geographic Information System Software Geographic Information System Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENSG/Paris-Est University - Applied Geomatics LaboratoryMarne-la-ValléeFrance
  2. 2.Télécom ParisTech - CNRS LTCIPARISFrance

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