Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

MapBiquitous – An Approach for Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Location-Based Services

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_6,
        author={Thomas Springer},
        title={MapBiquitous -- An Approach for Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Location-Based Services},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Third International Conference, MobiCASE 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 24-27, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={location-based services indoor positioning building model OpenGIS Android MapBiquitous},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_6}
    }
    
  • Thomas Springer
    Year: 2012
    MapBiquitous – An Approach for Integrated Indoor/Outdoor Location-Based Services
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32320-1_6
Thomas Springer1,*
  • 1: Technische Universitt Dresden
*Contact email: thomas.springer@tu-dresden.de

Abstract

Nowadays, location-based services based on GPS and map data are commonly available. Since GPS does not work in buildings and map data provide geographic information only, such services are limited to outdoor scenarios. Large research effort has been carried out to explore indoor positioning and navigation systems but up to now mostly proprietary and isolated solutions have been proposed. In this paper, we introduce the MapBiquitous system as an approach towards an integrated system for indoor and outdoor location-based services. It is based on a decentralized infrastructure of building servers providing information about the building geometry, positioning infrastructure and navigation. Building servers are dynamically discovered and provided information is seamlessly integrated into outdoor systems by the MapBiquitous client. We discuss the general approach and architecture of MapBiquitous and present experiences of implementing the MapBiquitous concepts and location-based services on top of it.