Wayfinding without Maps: Using PostGIS to Generate Real Time Descriptions of Landmarks and Position

Phil Bartie (Herriot-Watt University) and William Mackaness (University of Edinburgh)

Phil Bartie from Herriot-Watt University and William Mackaness from University of Edinburgh present at PostGIS Day 2021. Phil and William give an overview of SpaceBook, their PostGIS based project for a hands-free map-less audio way-finding system. They combined Open Street Map (OSM) data with photos and other social data to provide pedestrians with real-time walking directions as well as building and landmark descriptions.


Wayfinding without Maps: Using PostGIS to Generate Real Time Descriptions of Landmarks and Position

Phil Bartie (Herriot-Watt University) and William Mackaness (University of Edinburgh)

Phil Bartie from Herriot-Watt University and William Mackaness from University of Edinburgh present at PostGIS Day 2021. Phil and William give an overview of SpaceBook, their PostGIS based project for a hands-free map-less audio way-finding system. They combined Open Street Map (OSM) data with photos and other social data to provide pedestrians with real-time walking directions as well as building and landmark descriptions.