Using city bus data as a platform for smart tourism

Chris Speed, D Shingleton, Janet Dickinson

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Abstract / Description of output

The Tourist’s city is defined by two extremes: the static cultural centres, including museums and galleries, and the dynamic flow of people and traffic. Digital technology has the potential to connect the flow of traffic that passes cultural centres with the tourists who are interested in seeking out all that a city has to offer. Treasure Trapper is a locative-media-platform that integrates Lothian Buses API providing time/GPS of Tourist buses travelling across the city, with artefacts from Edinburgh Museums & Galleries and Assembly Rooms. Tourists and locals are able to use a smart phone app to follow objects across the city, capture them and return them to venues boosting tourist footfall.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 3 Dec 2014
EventFifth Annual Digital Economy All Hands Meeting - Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Dec 20145 Dec 2014


ConferenceFifth Annual Digital Economy All Hands Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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