Project Title


Full Title : Development of Intelligent Tour Cloud Technology

Short Title : TourCloud

Period


May. 1. 2012 ~ March 31. 2015 (3 Year Project)

Project Vision


1 Billion Travelers spent 1 Trillion dollars in 2013 and growing roughly 3-4% every year. What is this all about? Of course, it has big economic impact on jobs and local businesses. But more importantly, we as travelers meet people and their culture, life style and learn their stories now and past. Traveling allows us to understand each other. Through the mutual understanding, we may come to realize that we are living in a single world, a global village.

However, most travelers are greeted with "canned" experience that are commercially exploited. Expats may make friends with locals and discover how locals live and learn their stories gradually but most travelers do not have time and resources for the enriched experience. With smart mobile phones and worldwide internet connectivity, we travelers finally have means to discover how locals live and learn their stories, enriching our travel experience.

TourCloud project is to restructure the web contents in terms of POI (Point of Interest) for tour and augment waypoints for tourists' navigating the local environment so that a mobile smart devices with a connection to the TourCloud can guide and tell stories that enrich the tourists experience as well as logging their experience to tell their stories and share with fellow tourists, traveling the local environment.

Project Summary


Acknowledgement


This research is supported by Ministry of culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), under the Culture Technology(CT) Research & Development Program 2012