Connecting the physical space with the information space
Today's tourists arent tourists they a webizens pilgrimaging and exploring the physical world.
The Web is evolving from a web of documents to a web of data capable of giving in depth information based on individual interests, preferences and background. Geo-location and broadband are available almost erverywehre but inside buildings and with limited roaming capabilities alternatives to geo-fencing and online access are a big plus, that's why our demo app pre-fetches a subgraph of the data and use Bluetooth Beacons to locate places.
Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon Technology can be used to /annotate/ they physical space and link it to the Web of Data. Smart Arosa Provide Tourist Information with the help of Beacon Technology. Beacons are small devices, which when nearby with a smartphone, provide Tourist Info with the help of Wifi Technology.
Advantages for Providers
- Tourists stay longer
- Tourists learn about and visit more places
More equally ditributed stream of visitors
Advantages for Tourists
They aren't tourists: they discover on their own
They can see through walls: thy can take see what other places there are behind the wall of the museum they're visiting
They avoid they queue buy having real-time data on which ski lift there's not a lot of people
- A small subset of wikidata
- Transport data ("Where do I go next?")
- Real time data on usage of facilities
- Geotagged pictures
- More informtaion about monuments/places