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From: Chris Marmo <chris.marmo@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:24:24 +1100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=r6tSM1mQ6-Dzeup34sQjac0i+J_-e4Arm8d2P@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-poiwg@w3.org, member-poiwg@w3.org
Hi All,

Just taking the chance to introduce myself too! I'm a PhD student, entering
my second year of study at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. I'm in
the geospatial sciences department here, but my focus and background is on
HCI/Usability - specifically, my research is looking at the development of a
context-aware knowledge management system for use in National Parks.

For those that are interested in finding out a bit more about my research,
I'm doing a reasonable job of documenting it on my website, at

I guess the relevance for this group would be my focus on understanding the
way people perceive locations - that is, the creation of 'place' from
'space'. This changes all the time, but; I'm hoping to interpret a more
nuanced and phenomenological understanding of context through the
interpretation of a person's or group's actions in and on a location.

I'm just entering my second year of a three year program, and am still
developing the theoretical background to the project. The idea of a standard
that describes a POI is something I had thought of working on in my thesis,
and I'm thrilled that there's a group of people forming around this.

I particularly like the idea of triggers - I see the work that I may do to
be around the formation of different types, and more intelligent triggers to
deliver information about "place" - a notion of location that takes an
individuals interpretation into account.

I'm not sure exactly how I may be able to contribute to the list just yet,
but I will be following it very keenly as my work progresses.

In the meantime I'd be happy to hear from people regarding the perceived
relevance of my research to the group, and the level of input you'd like
from someone like myself :)

Received on Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:31:42 UTC

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