Follow the Pioneers: Towards Personalized Crowd-sourced Route Generation for Mountaineers

Florian Daiber; Felix Kosmalla; Frederik Wiehr; Antonio Krüger

In: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp-17), Pages 1051-1055, UbiComp '17, ISBN 978-1-4503-5190-4, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2017.


Wearable sports technology such as fitness trackers or smart watches has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives, resulting in a vast collection of recorded routes. This technology now enables new forms of tracking and sharing outdoor adventures, that go beyond prosaic descriptions and photographs of the tour. Existing web mapping services and online tour diaries already allow mountaineers an improved preparation of tours but it remains still a time-consuming and cumbersome task. In this paper we introduce the concept of pioneers in outdoor activities. The proposed concept lets people define their pioneers, which are other ambitious athletes who are well known and trusted experts of the area. Using the segments of their tracks and other personal preferences (e.g. length, elevation and difficulty) a personalized route that is based on the pioneers' activities is generated and recommended to the user.

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