Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Hassan A. Karimi

October 27, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 348 Pages - 61 Color & 106 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138072862 - CAT# K33849

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  • Provides a detailed survey of positioning approaches and technologies since localization is an essential component of any LBS
  • Discusses and analyzes WiFi location fingerprinting, geocoding techniques and technologies for LBSs, and multimodal route planning
  • Covers location information in LBSNs, the concept of check-ins, and examples of LBSN services
  • Highlights geo-crowdsourcing, which is a new trend in collecting and sharing location data and information through volunteered geographic information (VGI)
  • Includes coverage of automatic generation of pedestrian paths, needed in many location-based services and applications such as navigation and physical activity studies
  • Details the use of CyberGIS environment for the collection, management, access, analysis, and visualization of location-based social medial data
  • Focuses on pedestrian navigation services and security and privacy in LBSs
  • Explores the effects of LBSs on the environment
  • Examines key OGC standards relevant to LBSs, OGC KML (a background to OpenLS), OGC collaboration with other standards organizations and location services, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) points of interest (POIs) collaboration, recent OGC location services standards work, and current OGC activities related to LBSs


Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them will continue to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services takes an in-depth look at new and existing technologies, techniques, applications, and opportunities. Under the editorial guidance of Hassan Karimi, with contributions from experts in the field, the book examines the breadth and depth of advanced LBS technologies and techniques.

The book provides up-to-date information on LBSs, including WiFi fingerprinting, geo-crowdsouring, and location privacy as well as application areas such as LBSs for public health, indoor navigation, pedestrian navigation, and advertising. Highlights include discussions of Location-Based Social Networking (LBSN) and the latest developments in geospatial clouds and how they can be used. It takes a look into the future with coverage of emerging technologies that will shape the future generation of LBSs.

Carefully designed to cover a range of topics for readers at different levels and with different backgrounds, the book provides a balance of knowledge between LBS theories, technologies, and applications. The caliber of the contributions coupled with the depth of coverage make the book an essential resource for anyone exploring the potential of the latest developments in LBSs.


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