Haller Ruedi

WebPark – Geographically relevant information for mobile users in protected areas

Project Number: CH-2011
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 10/01/2001 - 09/30/2004 project completed
Funding Source: EU ,
Project Leader: Dr. Ruedi Haller
Schweizerischer Nationalpark
Chastè Planta-Wildenberg
7530 Zernez
Phone: +41 (0) 81 851 41 11
e-Mail: rhaller(at)nationalpark.ch

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Research Areas:

computation sciences
engineering sciences

The overall aims of the WebPark project are to identify the geographic information needs of mobile users, to provide to such users geographically relevant personalized location-based services (LBS) and to create new G-commerce value-chains for recreation/ protected area administrations and data integrators. The widespread availability of mobile internet devices in the next few years with geolocation capabilities will create a market opportunity to meet the information needs of this user group through the provision of location-based services.
The WebPark project aims to prepare a marketing, technology and business platform that can take advantage of the opportunity to meet these established user needs using new methods which form new value chains. Six workpackages have been designed to create this platform by extending existing work by the partners and integrating the new value chain with the GI business environment. The work will take advantage of the standardization work for GML, web mapping and European spatial metadata where possible to ensure that the WebPark platform is fully interoperable with information services that are made available to WebPark users. This project also aims to foster integration between public sector information stakeholders and private sector data integrators as envisaged in the EU Green Paper on Public Sector Information. This will allow the public sector to achieve its policy objectives (in WebPark, for environment and public safety) and will allow the private sector to take advantage of a market platform for GI provision. The WebPark project also aims to create new value chains in which the private sector can add geographic value to (often) public sector 'framework' data in an environment in which the mobile user has an easy point of entry to GI purchases through micro payments using the chosen mobile device.

  • Technology: Mobile service platform testbed; Personalization based upon knowledge discovery; Place- and time-sensitive GI brokering and push
  • Market: recreation and tourism G-commerce products determined from surveys; a GI integration strategy for LBS provision; G-commerce value-chain models for charging mobile users
  • Demonstration: Valued added LBS for leisure/tourism users in recreation/protected areas; G-commerce integration with charging models.

    URL: http://www.nationalpark.ch

    Burghardt D, Edwardes A, Weibel R 2003:
    WebPark – Entwicklung eines mobilen Informationssystems für Erholungs- und Naturschutzgebiete. Kartographische Nachrichten - Fachzeitscghrift für Geoinformation und Visualisierung Nr. 2, 2003

    Steil-Müller R 2003:
    Was fragen Kinder wie im Nationalpark? – Können mobile Computer Antworten geben. Diplomarbeit. Pädagogisches Institut der Universität Zürich 32 S.. + Anhang

    Krug K, Abderhalden W, Haller R 2003
    User needs for Location Based Services in protected areas – case study Swiss National Park. Information Technology and Tourism, special issue 5/4

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    Last update: 3/29/18
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