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Visible Past

Visible Past, which is a collection of tools and experiences, relies on two main technologies. First, there is the Georeferenced Wiki (gWiki) on which the information is stored. Although our implementation is built on top of MediaWiki, a gWiki can be built on top of any other wiki platform. The main characterstic of a Gwiki is that it allows storing and indexing of information spatially and temporally. Second, the Visible Past relies on a set of tools that locate the user in real or virtual space. These tools also query the gWiki and deliver information about that specific location. Visible Past information is presented both textually and spatially, which makes it a location-aware technology. The combination of wiki with location aware technologies make Visible Past a very powerful tool for... Show More


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