GlobalData: Multi-User Interaction with Geographic Information Systems on Interactive Surfaces

Ulrich von Zadow, Florian Daiber, Johannes Schöning, Antonio Krüger

In: Michael Haller, Daniel Wigdor (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS-2010) November 7-10 Saarbrücken Germany ACM 2010.


The geographical domain was often used as a showcase to show the possibilities of multi-touch interaction. Nonetheless, researchers have rarely investigated multi-user interaction with GIS - in fact, most of the geographical tabletop applications are not suited to multi-user interaction. Our multitouch application, GlobalData, allows multiple people to interact and collaborate in examining global, geolocated data. In idle mode, the device simply shows a stylized map of the earth. Users can open circular GeoLenses. These circles show the same map segment as the underlying base map and superimpose different data layers on it.

de119.pdf (pdf, 47 KB )

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence