Item: Mobile information systems for avalanche topics
Title: Mobile information systems for avalanche topics
Proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Davos 2009, Proceedings
Authors: Christoph Suter and Stephan Harvey, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Abstract: Modern mobile phones with integrated GPS and internet access offer the possibility of exchanging data at any time and everywhere. So called location-based services (LBS) can also be used in the range of avalanche prevention and information. In the context of the project mAvalanche, the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF examines the possible benefits of LBS. This paper gives an overview of the different approaches to provide LBS for avalanche topics and describes the experiences the SLF has had with mobile devices so far.
Keywords: mobile information system, avalanche education, mlearning, avalanche information
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