“Tourism proxemics and software systems for improving heritage management walking routes on city breaks”
Short city-break holidays for cultural tourism can create a disorientation for holidaymakers. They arrive at the hotel, often in the evening of the first day and do not have time to find their bearings. The following day a whole morning can be lost looking for the museum, monument, garden or visitor attraction at the top of their list. As they walk there, just 2 streets away may have been an exciting point of interest unknown to them.
Thanks to funding support from SICSA The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance the Vicinity Project can make progress with fieldwork in the city of Nantes in Western France.
In September 2016 the Vicinity Project was awarded a pump-priming grant by SICSA under its PEER scheme to enable pilot work with an SME in Nantes and for fieldwork in the city. Research began on cultural sites for inclusion in a smart-phone guide to heritage walks in Nantes based on La Bande Flâneuse for English-speaking visitors. Results will be presented at a conference on 10th November 2016 at Clermont-Ferrand University on cultural innovation in territorial management.
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