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Towards Geo-spatial Hypermedia: Concepts and Prototype Implementation

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  • Kaj Grønbæk
  • Peter Posselt Vestergaard, Center for Pervasive Computing, Åbogade, Århus N, Denmark
  • Peter Ørbæk, Denmark
  • Department of Computer Science
This paper combines spatial hypermedia with techniques from Geographical Information Systems and location based services. We describe the Topos 3D Spatial Hypermedia system and how it has been developed to support geo-spatial hypermedia coupling hypermedia information to model representations of real world buildings and landscapes. The prototype experiments are primarily aimed at supporting architects and landscape architects in their work on site. Here it is useful to be able to superimpose and add different layers of information to, e.g. a landscape depending on the task being worked on. We introduce a number of central concepts to understand the relation between hypermedia and spatial information management. The distinction between metaphorical (and abstract) versus literal (and concrete) spaces is introduced together with a workspace composition semantics and a distinction between direct and indirect navigation. Finally, we conclude with a number of research issues which are central to the future development of geo-spatial hypermedia, including design issues in combining metaphorical and literal hypermedia space, as well as a discussion of the role of spatial parsing in a geo-spatial context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
EditorsJames Blustein
Number of pages10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2002
ISBN (print)1-58113-477-0
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Hypertext and Hypermedia - Maryland, United States
Duration: 11 Jun 200215 Jun 2002
Conference number: 13


ConferenceConference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
LandUnited States

    Research areas

  • 3D, GIS, geo-spatial, information management, spatial hypermedia

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