V. Savchuk, V. Pasichnyk
Abstract. The article is devoted to the analysis of the possibilities of GPS-technology (Global Positioning System) in the tourism industry. The study is devoted to the identification and analysis of functionality of mobile computing devices equipped with GPS receiver in tourism industry, the methods and means of their implementation, building on this basis a mobile information technology for tourist support at all stages of his journey. To achieve the goal a number of mobile information systems using data GPS, methods and means of their implementation, a comparative analysis of current cartographic services that are used in the developing of mobile information technology applications for tourist are analyzed. The study outlines the place of GPS-technology in the “Mobile tourist information assistant” system, and the role of Google Maps services for information technology support and implementation of the main tourist features in mentioned mobile information system.
Key words: GPS, global positioning system, mobile technology, tourist, tourism, location-based services, mobile application, location-based recommendations, travel guide, route planning, navigation, indoor navigation.