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TouchTable

The TouchTable makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together

What is it?

The TouchTable is a powerful visualization tool – think iPad but much bigger (an impressive 40-inch screen) – capable of supporting multi-touch applications. The TouchTable makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display that recognises fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Pixels in the display recognise what's touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted.

What is it for?

The platform can be used for a wide range of stakeholder engagement activities allowing direct group interaction with applications. Uses include but are not limited to:

  • Platform for planning exercises, for example, participatory mapping
  • Group interaction with maps using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Ability to incorporate Global Positioning System (GPS) data with GIS layers
  • Capturing information on uses and values at smaller spatial scales
  • Co-construction of knowledge and engagement with stakeholders

Contact details

For more information about the TouchTable email us.

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