[Loadstone] tagin!, an indoor point-of-interest (POI) tagging app

Jorge Silva jorge.silva at utoronto.ca
Wed Sep 9 21:43:32 BST 2009


ATRC, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Re: TAGIN!, AN INDOOR POINT-OF-INTEREST (POI) TAGGING APP

September 9, 2009

Background

Outdoor point-of-interest (POI) tagging, which enables users and service 
providers to digitally save a location's name, and other attributes, has 
become a corner-stone of commercial GPS products and services, as well 
as a useful outdoor navigation aid for people with visual impairments, 
however, it has not yet reached its full potential in indoor 
environments due to the poor performance of GPS in shaded environments.

tagin! 0.5.2b release

The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto, 
has developed "tagin!" an open-source WiFi-based indoor/outdoor POI 
tagging service with room-level accuracy that will allow private and 
public location-based products and services to enter still untapped 
indoor spaces, while providing the redundancy required to bridge with 
current, primarily outdoors, GPS-based products and services, seamlessly.

tagin! is currently in a beta stage and available for evaluation as a 
firefox 3.5 extension at:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/13227

Planned features for future releases include:
+ Mobile versions of tagin!
+ Wayfinding features using mobile compass and accelerometer data
+ A tagin! API for 3rd-party application development
+ Automatic GPS coordinate retrieval and address lookup
+ Tag voting system for public moderation
+ User accounts and tags sharing

We encourage you to try the tagin! Firefox extension and submit your 
feedback to scyp at atrc.utoronto.ca or through the support pages at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tagin/support

For additional information visit the project's page at:
http://scyp.atrc.utoronto.ca/tagin

and the FAQ at:
http://scyp.atrc.utoronto.ca/tagin/tagin_faq

To receive news on future releases, features and events please subscribe 
to our mailing list at:
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/tagin-news

Looking forward to your feedback!

The tagin! team
ATRC, University of Toronto


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