Jacobson, R.D., and Sam, K. (2006) Multimodal Web-GIS: Augmenting Map Navigation and Spatial Data Visualization with Voice Control, AutoCarto 2006, June 26-28, Electronic Proceedings.
This paper describes the design and architecture of a prototype project that was implemented to augment the navigation and visualization of geospatial data for a web-GIS application. This project leverages existing commercial off the shelf (COTS) web-GIS component and open specification Speech Application Language Tags (SALT) as building blocks for creating a multimodal web-GIS application. In this paper, we will address how the different technology components were applied for creating a multimodal interfaces for the navigation, interaction and feedback for the web-based GIS application. The design, integration process and the architecture of the prototype application are covered as a part of this project report.