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Nov 26, 2012

Indoor Map Technology poses Challenges, Opportunities

In an experiment with a mobile technology that has digital cartographers intrigued worldwide, the museum introduced a new "you are here" app feature this month that shows smartphone-toting visitors exactly where they are inside the museum.

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Oct 31, 2012

Mobile Technologies on Display at the Royal BC Museum

In 2011, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) in Victoria created a mobile application for one of its exhibits, Aliens Among Us. Building on this success, the museum introduced an indoor positioning system called Wifarer in 2012. As the use of mobile and digital technologies in the museum community continues to grow, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) wanted to find out why the Royal BC Museum decided to embark on its own mobile shift, allowing patrons to “visit” the museum in new and exciting ways.

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Oct 14, 2012

Indoor Location comes to the Royal BC Museum

When you read about indoor location, the topic du jour is shopping malls and keeping retail alive inside of a shrinking marketplace. But a museum in Victoria, British Columbia decided it was time to go high tech and recently installed indoor navigation in their 126 year old museum in order to enhance the visitor experience...

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