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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Cool GIS Uses: Follow the Music with an Auditory Navigation System

Richard Etter seems to have found a cool GIS related thesis topic: "Implicit Navigation with Contextualized Audio Contents". In other words, listen to your choice of music to navigate.

The Melodious Walkabout System combines GPS, GIS, and an auditory display.

Regine describes how it would work:
Say you're located in an unknown town. Usually you ask people for the way and struggle with maps. With Melodious Walkabout, you just put on headphones and select your destination and favorite songs on your PDA. The music begins and audio contents reach you from a certain direction. The direction of the virtual sound source unobtrusively tells you in which direction to go.

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