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Title: Implementation and evaluation of a web-based regional culture inheritance support system

Authors: Tomoyuki Ishida; Hengyi Li

Addresses: Faculty of Information Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan ' Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, Ibaraki, Japan

Abstract: To disseminate and inherit regional culture, we have implemented a web-based regional culture inheritance support system that uses augmented reality (AR) technology based on location information. The proposed system provides its users with browsing and operating functions for digitised regional cultural content, a presentation function for this content linked with location information via a web-based geographic information system, and a superimposing function for media information using AR technology. This system offers generational inheritance of lost regional culture and information dissemination of regional culture. In addition, we implemented a simple and accessible web-based regional cultural content management system. In this study, to evaluate the effectiveness, operability, and applicability of as well as satisfaction with the proposed system, we administered a questionnaire survey to 52 subjects. High evaluations were confirmed for many items.

Keywords: augmented reality; web-GIS; regional culture; cultural properties; mobile application.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2020.106123

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.39 - 62

Received: 17 Jul 2019
Accepted: 02 Oct 2019

Published online: 25 Mar 2020 *

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