HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Electronics & Test

App Navigates Arlington National Cemetery

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Online tour guide
Beth Stackpole   7/6/2012 7:45:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice example of how mobile can really deliver the goods, especially for targeted, information delivery. I'm sure it's the rare case of someone visiting the cemetary who doesn't have some sort of smart phone. I would expect to see these kind of apps come out for a variety of tourist sites.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Online tour guide
naperlou   7/6/2012 11:30:20 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth, that is a great idea.  Having a more detailed "map" of a site, such as a historical site, will provide a lot of value.  The nice thing about databases and computers is that they never fray or fade.  That should be a welcome attribute for anyone maintaining such a site.  Once the original work has been done to verify the information, it is there for good.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Online tour guide
Rob Spiegel   7/6/2012 1:16:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Looks like an enormous amount of effort went into the app. The good thing, is that it only have to be done once. Keeping it updated as new burial sites are added won't be nearly the chore of the original effort.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Hoping the cross-referencing is very good
TJ McDermott   7/6/2012 4:29:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I like the potential for this; I hope they follow through with things like service record, citations, maps of theatres.  It's one thing to know a soldier received a silver star, but to read the citation as well would make for a very powerful experience.

 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Online tour guide
Charles Murray   7/6/2012 5:46:36 PM
NO RATINGS
Anyone who has tried to find an unfamiliar gravesite knows how hard that can be without aid. It must be much worse at a cemetary the size of Arlington National. If this helps the four million visitors a year, and prevents misidentification of burial sites, then this is a very good thing.

notarboca
User Rank
Gold
Re: Online tour guide
notarboca   7/10/2012 1:01:15 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth,

Thanks kindly for this article.  My father was lost at sea 28 April 1967 as a member of Crew 10, Patrol Squadron 4.  His shipmates tell me there is a marker for all of the crew somewhere in Arlington.  Apps like this are very important to the families.  What a great application of technology!

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Kaspersky Labs indicated at its February meeting that cyber attacks are far more sophisticated than previous thought. And Kaspersky implied the NSA is the smartest attacker.
Counterfeit parts are an increasing problem. Eaton has launched a program to educate buyers in identifying counterfeit electronic components.
If the deal is approved, the companies would create a top-10 chip maker and embedded processor giant with more than $10 billion in combined revenue.
It's the Batsuit Gotham needs. An industrial design student's Batsuit can protect would-be vigilantes from fists, blunt objects, and knives.
A new 3D printer that prints fully functional electronics -- like quadcopters -- will be available later this year from Voxel8, brainchild of Harvard prof Jennifer A. Lewis.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service