Recent technological developments have produced a range of sophisticated and readily available digital tracking technologies, of which the best known is the Global Positioning System [GPS]. Yet, despite this remarkable surge in technology, researchers in the field of tourist studies have failed to take full advantage of what these relatively new systems have to offer. Tracking technologies are able to provide high-resolution spatial and temporal data that could potentially, aid, augment, and advance research in various areas in the field of tourist studies. This article present the possibility to use aggregative data obtained from GPS receivers in order to better understand the impact of visitors on destinations. The data presented in this paper were collected in three different locations: PortAventura amusement park and the Mini Israel theme park (two enclosed outdoor environments) and the Old City of Akko in Israel (a small historic city).
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Event||3rd Workshop on Behaviour Monitoring and Interpretation: Studying Moving Objects in a Three-Dimensional World, BMI 2009 - Ghent, Belgium|
Duration: 3 Nov 2009 → 3 Nov 2009
- Historical cities
- Theme parks