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Rural tourism regeo


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Rural tourism regeo

  2. 2. REGEO project IST-2001-32336 Multimedia Geoinformation for e-Communities in Rural Areas with Eco-Tourism
  3. 3. REGEO <ul><li>Main objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Basis: decentralized (virtual) geo-multimedia database </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to create regional information systems for tourism and other tasks (administration, education …) </li></ul><ul><li>Client/server applications for on-line, off-line and mobile access to geo-database </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of advanced 2D and 3D visualization techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Data design and collection from rural test regions </li></ul><ul><li>Starting date: April 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration time: 30 months </li></ul>
  4. 4. REGEO <ul><li>User friendly system – “easy-to-use” – it is the most important requirement because of possible minimal user knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability to different hardware – system has to be able to adapt to different hardware conditions (different hardware, different computing power, different connection) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-language system – system has to support working with more languages (minimally two) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy system maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Unification of graphic elements </li></ul>
  5. 5. REGEO
  6. 6. REGEO <ul><li>Geo-multimedia information system benefits for: </li></ul><ul><li>Nature reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Travel agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors and tourists </li></ul><ul><li>Local enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Local administration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rural Tourism Many rural areas: disadvantages of marginal agronomic areas. To compensate this: Eco-tourism development as one major source of income. It can start to be main economic activity in region.
  8. 8. Rural Tourism Sporting activities: biking, hiking, skiing, water sports, mountaineering, … Recreational activities: agro-tourism, sight-seeing tours, events, concerts, … Information services: history, nature, weather forecast, restricted areas, … Tourist services: accommodation, restaurants, transport, rental services, guiding tours, health service, … Presentation of region: regional specialities, tours, shops, events, … Educational activities
  9. 9. Rural Tourism <ul><li>Possible role of rural tourism: </li></ul><ul><li>Profit from tourists for small farmers and local enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Important role in the regional development </li></ul><ul><li>New market for agrarian and other regional products </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of region specifics </li></ul><ul><li>Possible risks: </li></ul><ul><li>Environment protection </li></ul><ul><li>Differences from other kinds of tourism (smaller budget, non-commercial activities) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rural Tourism <ul><li>Important: </li></ul><ul><li>Information system for rural tourism has to offer a complex program of tourist services and activities. </li></ul><ul><li>It has to be based on new information technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Building of new ICT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Using of wireless communication </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection using GIS methods </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced visualization techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Planning tools (trip planning, holiday planning) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Rural Tourism <ul><li>Co-operation in the region: </li></ul><ul><li>Using of tools not only for tourist system, but also for administration and education </li></ul><ul><li>Close co-operation with nature reserves, local enterprises, forest management, precision farming activities etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation in European space: </li></ul><ul><li>Single European rural tourism marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordination of developing and research of IS </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative support </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention.