Multimedia and geographical information system based tourism applications authoring system


MAGIC TOUR - 8752

keywords: multimedia, geographic information systems (GIS), tour operators, travel agents, tourism bureaus, tourism


Start Date: 5 September 1995 / Duration: 24 months

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Summary

The main objective of MAGIC TOUR is to develop a multimedia and spatially-oriented Authoring System to support the automatic low cost generation of electronic applications for tour operators, tourist bureaus and travel agencies.

In order to validate the authoring tool in different situations corresponding to real life problems, the MAGIC TOUR project will include a second part in which the Authoring System will be tested and validated. The test will be conducted developing three typical kinds of tourism application prototypes. The three applications, also used as demonstrators to support dissemination and promotional activities, will constitute an additional main objective of the project. The three applications are:

From a commercial point of view, the availability of an Authoring System specifically designed to develop tourism application will allow to increase the competitiveness of the partners due to the significant reduction of development costs.

From a technical point of view, the major project objective is the integration of the multimedia and GIS technology. This will allow to provide the final user of tourist application with new classes of functionalities based on vector data (i.e. route optimisation, proximity calculus, etc), in addition to the usual multimedia functionalities. Optimised itineraries satisfying specific user needs will be calculated and proposed to the user through an advanced graphical interface.


Contact Point

Marcello Sabatini
INTECS SISTEMI SpA
Via Livia Gereschi, 32/34
I-56127 Pisa
tel + 39 / 50 545 111
fax + 39 / 50 545 200
E-mail: marcello@pisa.intecs.it

Participants

INTECS SISTEMI - I - C
INTRACOM - GR - P
SILOGIC - F - P
CNR - CNUCE - I - A
REGIONE SICILIANA - I - A
LOOK - F - A
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS II - F - A
TRAVEL PLAN - GR - A
TUC MUSIC - GR - A


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MAGIC TOUR - 8752, December 1995


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