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  1. 1. Introduction As we go beyond the modernization of the world we are now in the 5th generation where automations are in demand. More computers and gadgets are invented to make our lives easier and convenient. One of the useful materials that had been invented was a locator map. It is like a traditional map the only difference is the locator map used cartography to show the location of a particular geographic area. But now a day’s locator map was upgraded it became a gadget like touch screen map locator .
  2. 2. Touch screen map locator is the combination of a Locator Map with the use of touch screen monitor. Where the touch screen enables you to interact with what is displayed directly on the screen, where it is displayed rather than indirectly w/ a mouse or touch pod. The touch screen locator map will be more helpful to the people that need to know the location of one place to another The EARIST Touch Screen Map Locator is a device where you can find the map of EARIST by using the touch screen monitor; you can select items on the screen by pointing to the location on a map by using your finger. The coverage of EARIST Touch screen locator Map is only with the premises of the school. You can navigate the school premise by pointing/clicking on the monitor where you want to go inside the school.
  3. 3. Objectives of the Study General Objective The main objective of this study is to make a touch screen map locator for EARIST in which the students and visitors could makes information more easily, accessible by allowing users to navigate, by simply touching the screen. This will also determine accurate location of the place they are looking for.
  4. 4. Specific Objectives 1. Design a map locator that is easy to navigate fewer choices to “Point” which leads to fast and accurate finding of location. 2. Familiarize students and visitors with the location of EARIST. 3. Provides the user with information regarding the selected area. 4. To guide the visitors to the exact location they are looking for.
  5. 5. Significance of the Study 1. Provide maps so that users can find where they are and allow provisions to jump to other information of interest from the map. 2. Allow users to access information of the location in a user determined order. 3. Provide visual effects to give users visual feedback that their choices have been made and registered by the program. 4. Arrange information containing in a threatening manner so that users are not overwhelmed by the amount of information containing in a program. 5. Visualize the images that will be presented on the screen during the narration.
  6. 6. Statement of the Problem 1. Lack of sense of direction. 2. Inconvenience in bringing paper maps to search for a specific location. 3. Waste of time in looking for a place that wasn't familiar. 4. Wrong information on the direction that were given by the people being asked.
  7. 7. Background of the Study Most maps today are produced digitally. Digital maps can display information about a region’s land, economy, water use, crime, voting history, and much more. Digital maps can also show change over time. During the past decade, a revolution has drastically altered the nature of cartography. Beginning with efforts to automate merely the production of standard map products through the use of various computer technologies, a new industry evolved to more innovative device through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). Digital Maps
  8. 8. Geographic Information System A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.   GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. Geographic Information Systems (GIS); encompassed such processes as automated cartography, remote sensing from earth-orbiting satellites, and the sophisticated analysis of geographic information.
  9. 9. Global Positioning System uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, which enable GPS receivers to determine their current location , the time, and their velocity. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a Global Navigation Satellite System