Title

Where's That?

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

We wanted to create an indoor navigation system that is safe and usable for schools, not just airports or hospitals. People who are new to the building such as students (freshman and new semester kids), first year teachers, visitors, parents, or substitutes, easily get lost trying to find their way around to get to where they are supposed to go. Maps are posted limitedly around the school, and even then not many people understand or can read them. There is also not much of a guarantee someone will be there to help you find where it is you are supposed to go. For the website we created, it can provide easy indoor navigation aid for those that find themselves lost. The website would provide no visual mapping, for security reasons, but the directions provided would be synced to the user’s unique step pace. For instance, it would ask you to walk a set distance to calculate how many steps you would walk to get from your starting point to your destination. This will give them a personalized experience as the directions are not only read off but also written for the viewer to read. For further security details, the navigation system ideally will only work for those who have a specific login and are on the campus site, but due to the time frame and for the sake of demonstration, we are the only ones who will have access and it will work off-site.

Location

ECL 105

Start Date

3-25-2023 10:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 25th, 10:45 AM

Where's That?

ECL 105

We wanted to create an indoor navigation system that is safe and usable for schools, not just airports or hospitals. People who are new to the building such as students (freshman and new semester kids), first year teachers, visitors, parents, or substitutes, easily get lost trying to find their way around to get to where they are supposed to go. Maps are posted limitedly around the school, and even then not many people understand or can read them. There is also not much of a guarantee someone will be there to help you find where it is you are supposed to go. For the website we created, it can provide easy indoor navigation aid for those that find themselves lost. The website would provide no visual mapping, for security reasons, but the directions provided would be synced to the user’s unique step pace. For instance, it would ask you to walk a set distance to calculate how many steps you would walk to get from your starting point to your destination. This will give them a personalized experience as the directions are not only read off but also written for the viewer to read. For further security details, the navigation system ideally will only work for those who have a specific login and are on the campus site, but due to the time frame and for the sake of demonstration, we are the only ones who will have access and it will work off-site.