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  • 1. 4/1/2009 History in your hands: The development  of location based applications for the  of location‐based applications for the public Tom Pert Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical  R lC i i th A i t d Hi t i l Monuments of Wales Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales The national body of research and record for the historic  environment of Wales 1
  • 2. 4/1/2009 Connected Spaces • How can we combine information and multi‐ media and make it available in formats readily  usable by the public? • Focus on the use of mobile devices Focus on the use of mobile devices. 2
  • 3. 4/1/2009 Changing technologies • Mobile platforms, functionality and  performance are constantly developing f l d l i • These changes in technology have been  mirrored by the development of mobile  applications by the Royal Commission applications by the Royal Commission 2005-06: The Ruthin e-trail Aims: • Deliver heritage information in new and innovative way to a wider audience • Introduce Welsh Baccalaureate students to the fundamentals of GIS, GPS and mobile technology • Enable students to develop measurable key skills which will count towards their attainment of the Welsh Baccalaureate • Develop our understanding of how to deliver Coflein information to mobile devices E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 3
  • 4. 4/1/2009 Basic Equipment Compact Flash GPS Receiver AquaPac Waterproof bag HP IPAQ PDA ESRI ArcPad Mobile GIS E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Using the e-trail Tap on any of the highlighted buildings to access information and images from the Tap Denbighshire Record Office and RCAHMW’s COFLEIN web service. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 4
  • 5. 4/1/2009 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 5
  • 6. 4/1/2009 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Education Students visiting the Record Office E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 6
  • 7. 4/1/2009 Welsh Baccalaureate Students at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin, creating their own E-Trails. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 2007‐08: Blaenavon town e‐trail Changing Hardware 7
  • 8. 4/1/2009 Changing Software The Blaenavon Town e-trail 8
  • 9. 4/1/2009 Blaenavon World Heritage Centre 14 HP iPAQ Travel Companions 9
  • 10. 4/1/2009 10
  • 11. 4/1/2009 Education – Coleg Gwent IT students 11
  • 12. 4/1/2009 Education – Coleg Gwent IT students Future development Sensor Range Interaction mode RFID 1cm Touch 2D barcodes 10cm Focus Infrared 5m Point RF pingers 50m Approach Transition from outdoor to indoor space with use of spatial triggers other than GPS. 12
  • 13. 4/1/2009 2009-10: Casgliad y Bobl / The People’s Collection Casgliad y B bl / Th P C li d Bobl The People's C ll ti represents an i l ' Collection t important O W l t t One Wales commitment to develop an innovative approach to collect, interpret, distribute and discuss Wales' cultural heritage in an online environment. A world class bilingual online resource which extends an understanding of our culture and heritage both within Wales and beyond. An online multimedia platform providing bilingual content created by Welsh museums, archives and libraries and user-generated g content on Welsh cultural heritage. 13
  • 14. 4/1/2009 Who is providing content? Initial content will be provided by: • National Library of Wales • National Museum Wales • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales • Culturenet Cymru • National Grid for Learning Cymru • BBC Wales • Herian GIS functionality All content will be tagged spatially, temporally and thematically, enabling it to  be displayed on‐line within a time‐enabled mapping interface. The GIS interface will allow the user to search in a number of ways: • Ui Using a time‐dependent display – moving a slider along a bar would result in  ti d d t di l i lid l b ld lt i data and base‐mapping being shown or hidden according to the period  selected • A geographical display allowing collections to be searched by spatial location • A thematic display of items tagged into thematic groups. • A free text search. 14
  • 15. 4/1/2009 Delivery to mobile phones • Hardware that virtually everyone has access to • A platform with a variety of delivery options:  audio, SMS, internet • People’s Collection will develop a pan‐Wales  system for delivery of heritage information to  mobile phones mobile phones Mobile delivery Different levels of mobile interface will be developed to suit different levels of phone sophistication and network availability, thereby maximizing potential audience. 15
  • 16. 4/1/2009 2G mobile phone network Source: Ofcom / GSM Association / Europa Technologies; Q1 2008 Note: Map shows the number of 2G operators with at least 75% area coverage; not directly comparable to that published in the 2007 report. 3G mobile phone network Source: Ofcom / GSM Association / Europa Technologies; Q1 2008 Note: Map shows the number of 3G operators with at least 75% area coverage; not directly comparable to that published in the 2007 report. 16
  • 17. 4/1/2009 Mobile phone development • Latest generation iPhone, G1, Blackberry  Storm, HTC Magic St HTC M i • Seamless use of 2G, 3G and Wi‐Fi  • Downloadable Applications • GPS • Open operating system: Android 17
  • 18. 4/1/2009 User‐generated content Content uploaded by users will eventually form the majority of content available through the site. Users will be able to choose whether to make this material visible to all users, specific user groups or just add it to their private scrapbook. 18
  • 19. 4/1/2009 19