5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

Seamless indoor/outdoor positioning with streamspin

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.4080,
        author={Ren\^{e}  Hansen and Christian S. Jensen and Bent Thomsen and Rico Wind},
        title={Seamless indoor/outdoor positioning with streamspin},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2011},
        month={12},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.4080}
    }
    
  • René Hansen
    Christian S. Jensen
    Bent Thomsen
    Rico Wind
    Year: 2011
    Seamless indoor/outdoor positioning with streamspin
    MOBIQUITOUS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2008.4080
René Hansen1,*, Christian S. Jensen1,*, Bent Thomsen1,*, Rico Wind1,*
  • 1: Dept. of Computer Science, Aalborg University.
*Contact email: rhansen@cs.aau.dk, csj@cs.aau.dk, bt@cs.aau.dk, rw@cs.aau.dk

Abstract

This paper presents the implementation of novel seamless indoor/outdoor positioning service for mobile users. When users are not within GPS range, the service exploits the wifi access point infrastructure for positioning. A central server stores wifi radio maps and map images that are then sent to user terminals based on the mac addresses of nearby access points. The positioning services is available in Streamspin (www.streamspin.com), which is an open and scalable platform for the creation and delivery of location-based services. With this new service, the system enables the easy creation and deployment of mobile services that rely on seamless indoor/outdoor positioning.