Talking digital cities: Connecting heterogeneous digital cities via the universal mobile interface

Tomoko Koda, Satoshi Nakazawa, Toru Ishida

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Digital Cities have been developed all over the world to provide regional city information. This paper proposes a new approach to integrate existing digital city systems via a universal mobile interface. The universal mobile interface integrates various media representations in connected digital city systems representing the same real city with audio semantic annotations. It is also applicable for a mobile use without developing a specific mobile interface. The demo system that connects three heterogeneous digital cities, namely, a 3D modeled virtual space, image-based virtual space, and map-based information space, successfully showed the connectivity of the universal interface. The current system provides the following functions: 1) a single and simple interface to navigate users into multiple digital cities, 2) a simultaneous walk-though into the connected digital cities, 3) audio descriptions of scenes using semantic annotation of objects in the connected digital cities, 4) prioritizing semantic annotation according to users' needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-246
Number of pages14
JournalLECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Volume3081
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes
EventThird International Digital Cities Workshop - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2003 Sep 182003 Sep 19

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Talking digital cities : Connecting heterogeneous digital cities via the universal mobile interface. / Koda, Tomoko; Nakazawa, Satoshi; Ishida, Toru.

In: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, Vol. 3081, 01.09.2005, p. 233-246.

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Koda, Tomoko ; Nakazawa, Satoshi ; Ishida, Toru. / Talking digital cities : Connecting heterogeneous digital cities via the universal mobile interface. In: LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. 2005 ; Vol. 3081. pp. 233-246.
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