The IT company Heidelberg Mobil International (HDM-I) just moved into their new offices in the new Mathematikon Heidelberg. They are now neighbours to both the Institute of Geography and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg University.
HDM-I is a spin-off of the European Media Laboratory (EML) founded by the Klaus-Tschira Foundation (KTS) Heidelberg.
HDM-I develops mobile solutions in areas such as fairs, indoor-navigation and field services.
Their “Deep Map” product line is reminisicent of the Deep Map research project at EML in the late 90s. Some of the former members of this project still work at HDM-I, while Alexander Zipf is now heading the GISciene Research group at Heidelberg University. We are happy that we now can work again in closest proximity – both spatially and thematically. A warm Welcome to our new neighbours (and former colleagues).
Some reminders of early Deep Map work…:
Zipf, A. (1998): DEEP MAP – A prototype context sensitive tourism information system for the city of Heidelberg. Proc. of GIS-Planet 98. Lisboa, Portugal.
Malaka, R. & Zipf, A. (2000): DEEP MAP – Challenging IT research in the framework of a tourist information system. In: Fesenmaier, D., Klein, S. & Buhalis, D. (Eds.): Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2000. Proceedings of ENTER 2000, Barcelona. Spain. Springer Computer Science, Wien, New York. pp.15-27.
Zipf, A. (2002): User-Adaptive Maps for Location-Based Services (LBS) for Tourism. In: Woeber, K., Frew, A. & Hitz, M. (eds.), Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf. for Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism, ENTER 2002. Innsbruck, Austria. Springer Computer Science. Heidelberg, Berlin.
Zipf, A. & Häußler, J. (2004): Supporting Multi-Modal Interfaces for Adaptive Tour Planning – A Comparsion to OpenLS Specifications. Geographic Information Sciences. Special Issue on LBS and UbiGIS. CPGIS. Berkeley. California. Vol.10(2), pp. 117-127.
Zipf, A & Jöst, M. (2005): Implementing Adaptive Mobile GI Services based on Ontologies – Examples for pedestrian navigation support. CEUS – Computers, Environment and Urban Systems – An International Journal. Special Issue on LBS and UbiGIS. Pegamon Press, Elsevier.