GUIDE@HAND: Digital GPS Based Audio Guide that Brings the Past to Life
Keywords:cultural heritage, digital presentations, tourism, mobile development, smartphones, GPS
AbstractIn the digital age the internet and the ICT devices changed our daily life and routines. It means we couldn‟t live without these services and devices anywhere (work, home, holiday, etc.). It can be experienced in the tourism sector; digital contents become key tools in the tourism of the 21st century; they will be able to adapt the traditional tourist guide methodology to the applications running on novel digital devices. Tourists belong to a new generation, an "ICT generation" using innovative tools, a new info-media to communicate. A possible direction for tourism development is to use modern ICT systems and devices. Besides participating in classical tours guided by travel guides, there is a new opportunity for individual tourists to enjoy high quality ICT based guided walks prepared on the knowledge of travel guides. The main idea of the GUIDE@HAND service is to use reusable, and create new tourism contents for an advanced mobile device, in order to give a contemporary answer to traditional systems of tourism information, by developing new tourism services based on digital contents for innovative mobile applications. The service is based on a new concept of enhancing territorial heritage and values, through knowledge, innovation, languages and multilingual solutions going along with new tourists‟ “sensitiveness”.
How to Cite
László Márkus, Z., & Wagner, B. (2011). GUIDE@HAND: Digital GPS Based Audio Guide that Brings the Past to Life. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 1, 15–25. https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2011.1.2