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Virtual road signs service

Background and Motivation: 

Car trips is one of popular tourism types. Usually car trips are organized by small groups like family and trip plan contains list of several attractions, but this plan is freedom to change. When car rides on road driver uses navigation system which are show nearest objects and road to target place. Unfortunately, when car rides crossroad, navigation system didn't show information about road directions, like attractions, hotels and other services. But these relatively closed places may be interesting for tourists.

Project Summary: 

It is a mobile application that helps to replace shortage of physical road signs. When approaching an intersection of the roads, the application provides user information that is missing from physical signs, e.g., about possible directions of travel and destinations, attractions and interesting objects (e.g., social and administrative facilities) in each direction. Project doesn't replace traditional navigation system. It's complements information about nearest area. Application uses geo2tag-based platform for storing attractions and other points.

Project goals and future research directions: 
<p><span class="subheader"><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;" lang="EN-US">The main goal of the project is developing useful service prototype which are quite work in pilot Karelia region. The additional goal is to fill geo2tag-based service of interesting places, attractions and other information.</span></span></p>
List of team members and their organizations: 

Kirill Kulakov, project leader, PetrSU

Kirill Ivashov, main developer, PetrSU

Nikita Artemov, Msc student, PetrSU

Nikita Davydovskii, Msc student, PetrSU

Alexander Troshkov, Msc student, PetrSU

Project Timeline and Expected Deliverables: 

June 2012 - June 2013 Initial plan. State-of-the-art. Requirements specification.

July 2013 – April 2014 Development service prototype.

May 2014 – September 2014 Field experience.

October 2014 – May 2015 Development first version of service. Testing and filling geo2tag-based service.

Final deadline: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 (All day)