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Tactical Media Files

Tactical Media Files.

Digital Signage Wayfinding | DigitalSignageToday.com

Whether youre a shopping mall, a hospital or a casino, you need to get shoppers, patients, visitors and guests to the right place, and get them there via the most direct route possible. Dynamic interactive digital signage wayfinding gets people where you need them to be.

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Flow Chart Maker & Online Diagram Software | Lucidchart

Flow Chart Maker & Online Diagram Software | Lucidchart.

Relational Database Schema for MPEG 7 Visual Descriptors by Florian

Relational Database Schema for MPEG 7 Visual Descriptors by Florian

by Multimedia and Vision Laboratory at Universidad del Valle on Jun 09, 2012

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Images are retrieved from a repository using MPEG-7 visual descriptors. The MPEG-7 standard uses XML documents for

storing descriptors of multimedia content. The MPEG-7 standard does not define a model for mapping XML documents into a

database. However, XML documents can be considered as a database. An XML document is self-describing and portable data

collection that has a data structure of a tree or a graph. An XML document collection can be semi-structured and this quality

allows grouping XML documents without a schema that relate them. There are two possible database models: the Native XML

and the Relational. A database model for XML documents is selected based on the purpose of information use and database

requirements. In this paper, both models are described and analysed. A relational database schema is designed for mapping

MPEG-7 visual descriptors into a database

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A Cartoon Image Classification System Using MPEG-7 Descriptors – Springer

Abstract

Today cartoon images take more portion of digital multimedia than ever as we notice this phenomenon in the entertainment business. With the explosive proliferation of cartoon image contents on the Internet, we seem to need a classification system to categorize these cartoon images. This paper presents a new approach of cartoon image classification based on cartoonists. The proposed cartoon image classification system employs effective MPEG-7 descriptors as image feature values and learns features of particular cartoon images, and classifies the images as multiple classes according to each cartoonist. In the performance simulation we evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed system on a large set of cartoon images and the system successfully classifies images into multiple classes with the rate of over 90%.

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TOKYO CITY SYMPHONY

TOKYO CITY SYMPHONY.

 

Creative director Tsubasa Oyagi has conjured a dazzling interactive website for Japanese property developer Mori Building that allows users to create their own virtual light show, projection-mapped onto a miniature model of Tokyo.

The project, Tokyo City Symphony, was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Roppongi Hills, one of Japan’s largest property developments. Visitors to the website can ‘compose’ an eight-second snippet of music and light show using their computer keyboards. Certain keys correspond to one-second building blocks of music that accompany more than 100 pre-shot lighting designs projected on the 1:1000 scale, handcrafted model of the city.

Visitors can also choose from different themes – the ‘Future City’, ‘Rock City’ and ‘Edo City’. Put together the eight seconds create a personalised light show and music harmony, which is then added to the ever-expanding, infinite overall ‘symphony’. Users can also share their work via social media, and since its launch on April 23 the symphony has grown to 22,880 seconds – made up of 2,860 individual contributions.

Pittencrieff Park research

This is an exercise to help you  develop content for a chapter of your eBook.

Can you answer the following questions?

 

  • When was the Park opened to the public?
  • What did it cost Carnegie to buy?
  • Why did he give it away?
  • What was it used for before Carnegie opened it up to the public?
  • How big is the park?
  • What’s in it?  i.e buildings, monuments, other features.
  • Can you find a map of the park?
  • Are any events held there?

Add in any questions of your own.

This research can be backed up by photographs, videos and audio interviews.  Create a project folder to hold all your files in one place. remember to back them up!

Use more than one source for your research.

Do not try and write the story right away.  Just assemble a list of answers to the questions along with any other media you have created.  You could use a Word document to do this.  Video and audio could be posted to youTube and Soundcloud and then put into the document as a link.

The next stage would be to develop a story line around what you have got.

 

 

Running an event safely

An event organiser has a duty to plan, manage and monitor the event to make sure that workers and the visiting public are not exposed to health and safety risks.

Health and safety doesn’t have to be complicated. Information on HSE’s Health and safety made simple webpages will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your organisation.

What you need to do
For many events, all that’s required is a basic series of tasks. These webpages will take you through the steps getting started, managing an event, after an event, planning for incidents & emergencies and help you make sure you are doing what you need to do.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/running.htm

BBC News – British Museum is the most visited UK attraction again

The British Museum was the UKs most popular visitor attraction in 2012 – the sixth year running it has been so.The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions Alva said the London venue attracted 5.6 million visitors.Artist Damien Hirsts retrospective contributed to a 9% rise in Tate Modern visitors, which had 5.3 million.Despite bad weather and the Olympics, there was an overall 5.1% increase in visitors at all UK attractions, from 87.7 million in 2011 to 92.1 million.Visitors were briefly deterred from central London during the games, but Alva director Bernard Donohue called the recovery "almost immediate".

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What most schools don’t teach