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A personal tourism navigation system to support traveling multiple destinations with time restrictions

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5 Author(s)
A. Maruyama ; Graduate Sch. of Inf. Sci., Nara Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Japan ; N. Shibata ; Y. Murata ; K. Yasumoto
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We propose a personal navigation system (called PNS) which navigates a tourist through multiple destinations efficiently. In our PNS, a tourist can specify multiple destinations with desired arrival/stay time and preference degree. The system calculates the route including part of the destinations satisfying tourist's requirements and navigates him/her. For the above route search problem, we have developed an efficient route search algorithm using a genetic algorithm. We have designed and implemented the PNS as a client-server system so that the portable device users can use the PNS through the Internet. Experiments using general map data and PDAs show that our PNS can calculate a semioptimal route almost in real-time.

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Advanced Information Networking and Applications, 2004. AINA 2004. 18th International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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29-31 March 2004