VRML FORMAT MAPS AND ROUTE GUIDANCE AS AN E-MAIL ATTACHMENT

Electronic mail (e-mail) has come to be used widely as an information transmission means on the Internet. Sometimes it is desired to send a route guidance map for pedestrian navigation along with the e-mail message. Such a map can be sent by a GIF or JPEG format image, which results in a large amount of data. Text symbol maps are small in size and easy to treat, but have the limitation that only a small set of text symbols can be used. The authors propose a novel method of sending the guide map in VRML format. It is possible to transmit the VRML data in the body of the e-mail message, because the data is of a text form. The VRML format maps can also be sent as an attachment file of e-mail. Various advantages of the VRML format maps are fully described in this paper. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.

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  • Accession Number: 00780853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM