Developing Tourism in the Lunigiana
The rapid evolution of hypermedia technology together with the increasingly wide use of the Internet can be effectively exploited to publicise the great artistic and historic heritage of Italy and its regions. Aiming to increase tourism, many public administrations have been looking with great interest to projects enhancing exposure of their territories and permitting virtual visits to museums, towns, archaeological sites and other sights.
This paper describes a project, partially funded by the European Community, whose main goal is to produce a tool to allow tourists with different interests to cover virtual routes in a historical area named the “Lunigiana”.
From a technical point of view, key aspects discussed are related to integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with Database, Multimedia, Information Retrieval (IR) and Internet technologies.
KeywordsInformation Retrieval Geographic Information System Navigation Path Information System Design Navigation Mode
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