LoMAK:a framework for generating locative media apps from KML files

Do, Trien and Cheverst, Keith and Gregory, Ian (2014) LoMAK:a framework for generating locative media apps from KML files. In: Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS '14). ACM, New York, pp. 211-216. ISBN 9781450327251

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In this paper, we present the LoMAK framework which enables non-programmers (e.g., people working in the Digital Humanities, History, Geography, Geology and Archaeology areas) to generate locative media mobile apps from KML files, a format that these non-programmers are familiar with. The framework has two primary components: a KML processor web application and an Android mobile 'player' app called LoMAK player. The KML processor parses KML files to: (1) extract points of interest (POI) and their associated media, (2) produce geo-fences for the POIs, and (3) render the PoIs and their geo-fences on a map. The framework also supports the editing of geo-fences, i.e., a new geo-fence can be drawn as a polygon. The POIs and their associated media and geo-fences are then saved as a sharc file on a server. The LoMAK player loads this sharc file to operate as a locative media application.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 72673
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2015 08:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 04:25
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72673

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