"Der Spiegel" reports about DAVE_G

Der Spiegel 47/2002

Map processes user-specific requests.

Map reading is often a difficult task. Modern maps retrieve map information based on speech and gesture input. Users move their hands and execute zooming commands; speech allows to request map details such as hospitals, cemeteries, and streets. The research group lead by Alan MacEachren, The Pennsylvania State University, develops such a ?Geographical Information System?. Users see an interactive map on the monitor and navigate utilizing a camera, microphone, and speech and gesture recognition software -- analogical to the technology used in the movie ?Minority Report?, starring Tom Cruise, where gesture capturing was used to arrange a data landscape.

The original article can be found at http://www.geovista.psu.edu/publications/2002/der_spiegel/prisma_47-page1.pdf

For more information, contact Alan MacEachren at maceachren@psu.edu