Taipei,Taiwan: SuperGeo cooperated with the Department of Tourism of Providence University to develop a mobile GIS application, the Seediq Tribe Tourism Guide System, aiming to foster the cultural and historical understanding of the Seediq and local tourism industry.
The Seediq is one of the Taiwanese aboriginal races. The movie, “Seediq Bale” describes how the Seediq suffered from long-term military crackdown and fought against the external forces during the Japanese rule of Taiwan, which has successfully awakened the audiences’ interests in this aboriginal race.
Taking the advantage of easy portability and information accessibility, smart phones and mobile devices become a useful tool for promoting tourism businesses and industries. The project developed with GIS technologies tends to integrate and distribute plentiful cultural information of the Seediq.
Through accessing the tourism guide system, users can obtain the tourist information with plenty of photos and detailed text introductions while visiting the tribal area. In addition, the system also supports tour routes planning function, which can assist tourists in handling the direction clearly.