The Vicinity Project

“Tourism proxemics and software systems for improving heritage management walking routes on city breaks”

Short city-break holidays for cultural tourism can create a disorientation for holidaymakers. They arrive at the hotel, often in the evening of the first day and do not have time to find their bearings. The following day a whole morning can be lost looking for the museum, monument, garden or visitor attraction at the top of their list. As they walk there, just two streets away may have been an exciting point of interest unknown to them. 

Working in the French town of Nantes, Charles Mansfield, Denise Maior Barron and Andy Annamalai have developed Loceme software (trialled by Professor Jim Laidlaw at the University of Edinburgh) for use in smartphone technology in heritage trails and museum guides.

For further information contact Charles Mansfield.