Augmented Maps with Route Sketches

  • Padraig Corcoran
  • Peter Mooney
  • Michela Bertolotto
  • Basel Magableh
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

This article proposes a novel representation for route descriptions called an Augmented Route Sketch Map (ARSM). In this representation a route is composed of a sketch map drawn over a detailed base-map. The base-map has the effect of augmenting ones knowledge and in turn reduces the complexity of accurately representing and interpreting a route. This is demonstrated through a set of user trials. The proposed ARSM representation also facilitates the automatic parsing of route descriptions and in turn the transformation to other representations such as a turn-by-turn instructions.

Keywords

Route description Sketch map 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Research presented in this paper was primarily funded by the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) EMPOWER program. It was also in part funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STRIVE programme (Grant 2008-FS-DM-14-S4) and a Strategic Research Cluster Grant (07/SRC/I1168) from Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padraig Corcoran
    • 1
  • Peter Mooney
    • 2
    • 3
  • Michela Bertolotto
    • 1
  • Basel Magableh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of Ireland MaynoothMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceNational University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM)Co. KildareIreland

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