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Tourist mobility and advanced tracking technologies [electronic resource] / by Noam Shoval and Michal Isaacson.

Author/Creator:
Shoval, Noam.
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xx, 207 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Routledge advances in tourism ; 19.
Routledge advances in tourism ; 19
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Subjects:
Tourism -- Social aspects.
Tourism -- Psychological aspects.
Travelers -- Psychology.
Tracking radar.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The remarkable developments in tracking technologies over the past decade have opened up a wealth of possibilities in terms of research into tourist spatial behaviour. To date, most research in the field has been based on data derived from less objective - hence methodologically problematic - sources. This book examines the various technologies available to track pedestrians and motorized vehicles as well as the moral, ethical and legal issues arising from the utilization of data thus obtained. The methodologies outlined in the book could prove revolutionary in terms of tourism research, ma
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Part I Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Tourists' Spatial Behavior; 2 Theoretical Aspects of Tourists' Spatial Behavior; 3 Methodological Aspects of Measurement and Visualization of Tourists' Spatial Behavior; Part II Available Tracking Technologies; 4 Land-based Tracking Technologies; 5 Satellite-based Tracking Technologies; Part III Application of Tracking Technologies to Research on Tourist Mobility; 6 Methodological Challenges; 7 Understanding the Tourist
8 Understanding the Destination9 Ethical Questions and the Tracking of Tourists; Part IV Concluding Thoughts; 10 Conclusion; Appendix: Integrating Data Obtained from Tracking Devices into Geographic Information Systems; References; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Isaacson, Michal.
ISBN:
1-135-25454-0
1-282-28351-0
9786612283512
0-203-86937-0
OCLC:
444694078