Miguel Campoy Ederra, telecommunications engineer from Pamplona, has presented his graduate thesis on an application which enables the following of a GPS-technology guided tour on a PDA. That is, thanks to geographical positioning using satellite technology (GPS), this application enables the user to to visit a specific space and, therein, reproduce specific images and call up other information about each space visited.
For his thesis, Miguel Campoy has chosen the Arrosadía university campus itself as the space and, more specifically, its vegetation. As is well known, the Navarre Public University campus has more than a hundred varieties of plants, trees and bushes, as landscaped by Navarre Government engineer Daniel Rodés Navarro. The positioning and planting of this vegetation was not carried out randomly, as has happened in the rest of the campus but has followed a thought-out plan of meticulous landscape. Here landscaping has aimed at showing the architectural values of the campus at its best and, at the same time, offering a variety of plants to the eye of both the interested passer-by and the botany aficionado.
In the specific application developed by Miguel Campoy, as one passes from one point of the campus to another, information regarding the type of garden and vegetation in that zone appears on the PDA screen, including data on the specific plant species to be seen there. The PDA has this information for all points on the campus stored in its memory and, depending on the co-ordinates at which the user has the device, the corresponding information will appear on the screen. The information about the position of the PDA and its user is generated via satellite, through GPS.
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