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An Android Application for Combining Personal Schedules with Map Services

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2010, 10(2), pp.103-111
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography

Ha-Jung Lee 1 Yang-Won LEE ORD ID 1

1부경대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Geographical information can play an important role in developments of user-centered applications for mobile computing. Although an increasing number of Smartphone applications working with maps are now provided, very few have been reported to GIS colleagues. In addition to recent studies on the Smartphone applications for tourism and bus guidance, a more personalized application combining user’s own information with internet maps will be also necessary in terms of the personal mobile GIS. This paper proposed a method for utilizing personal contexts like location, time, and schedule in combination with map services on the Smartphone. We implemented a Smartphone application that communicates with the native Calendar application and the GPS module in order to visualize the location and time of user’s schedule on the Google Maps. Our application is based on the Android operating system that possesses considerable potential as an open-source software. In addition to the geovisualization of personal schedules, it includes the presentation of traffic information around the user and the functions for place retrieval via geocoding. The Java codes in our application were packaged in the form of a library so that it can be extensible to other Android applications using the Calendar, GPS, and Goolge Maps.

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