Overlaying Paper Maps with Digital Information Services for Tourists

Despite the increasing availability of various forms of digital maps and guides, paper still prevails as the main information medium used by tourists during city visits. The authors describe how recent technologies for digitally augmented paper maps can be used to develop interactive paper maps that provide value-added services for tourists through digital overlays. An initial investigation into the use of these maps to support visitors to the Edinburgh festivals is also presented.
Publication Reference
Norrie, M.C. and Signer, B.: "Overlaying Paper Maps with Digital Information Services for Tourists", Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (ENTER 2005), Innsbruck, Austria, January 2005