Yilan Recreation and Living Web
In recent years, the increasing number of tourists who prefer in-depth tour has affected the development of the tourism industry in Taiwan. In addition, in the modern society, the Internet has become the indispensable role in daily life, and people get used to use the Internet to search the travel information. As a result, various types of tourism-related websites emerge.
Yilan is famous for the beautiful scenery and has the plentiful tourism resources. Therefore, Yilan has always been the top choice for tourists in Taiwan. Moreover, Yilan has the distinctive sceneries so that there are more and more featured guest houses. Tourists can get themselves involved in Yilan local life in another way.
The project combines WebGIS framework and multi-media technologies to create a website integrating the information of scenic spots and guest houses. Moreover, through the multi-media technologies, users are able to experience the real-time scenery of the famous sights in Yilan on the website. Therefore, different from other tourism websites which display the information only, the website enables users to experience Yilan scenery immediately.
Yilan has numerous beautiful natural scenery and cultural history so that it has always been the top choice for tourists in Taiwan.
The main purpose of a recreation website is to enable the public to query the travel and spatial information in an easy and convenient way through the Internet without installing any plug-ins. Yilan Recreation and Living Web, a website based on WebGIS technology, adopts SuperWebGIS as the map server of the platform, Microsoft Access as the database, and utilizes ASP.NET and Java Script, etc.
With the system, end users, who do not need to install any plug-ins, can view the descriptions and images of the sights on the WebGIS platform. Users also can apply keywords to query the sights. Therefore, it would be easy for the public to access the information of the guesthouses and sights within Yilan area.
Yilan Recreation and Living Web, applying WebGIS technology, integrates abundant information of the sights within Yilan for users to query travel information and use GIS positioning.
The user interface of Yilan Recreation and Living Web is easy and friendly; tourists, thus, only need to apply the basic and intuitive navigation tools, like zoom in/out, pan, etc. and can view the map effortlessly. In addition to map navigation, the website enables users to query the sights. Different from other recreation websites which display the query results as static texts, numbers, and pictures, the query function in Yilan Recreation and Living Web displays the results with real-time video and multimedia and lets users get the latest information of the sight and feel like traveling in person. For example, the seashore guesthouse area in Toucheng is one of the real-time video regions. From this sight, tourists can view the Turtle Island, which is one of the eight spectacular sights in Yilan. As users are querying Turtle Island, they can admire the different views of Turtle Island caused by sunshine and ocean.
There are plenty of featured guest houses in Yilan county; guest house is another option for tourists to stay besides hotel. Yilan Recreation and Living Web provides abundant information of guest houses. Users can find the guest houses in Yuanshan, Toucheng, Jiaoxi areas and also know where the guest houses are located. Moreover, users only need to click the icon of the guest house on the map, and the system will play the scenery of the houses. In addition, Yilan Recreation and Living Web provides Panorama and Zoom in functions. Users can choose the guest house they like in a clearer and more convenient way.
Yilan Recreation and Living Web effectively integrates the tourism information of Yilan and utilizes WebGIS and real-time video and multi-media; users, thus, can view and query the information on the website easily without any other training. Also, users can enjoy the beautiful scenery at home by surfing the website.