Activity and Context — A Conceptual Framework for Mobile Geoservices

  • Doris Dransch


This chapter unfolds a theoretical-based conceptual framework to describe and model activity and context as essential parameters for mobile geoservices. It gives an introduction in the general ideas of activity theory and shows how these ideas can be transferred to mobile geoservices. The proposed concept points out how activities supported by geoservices can be defined and structured, it gives an idea how to model users of mobile geoservices and shows what social and spatial context parameters have to be considered.


Activity Theory Acting Person Mobile Activity Physical Context Context Parameter 


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  • Doris Dransch
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  1. 1.Institute of GeographyHumboldt-University at BerlinBerlin

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