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Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

1st Edition

Edited by Hassan A. Karimi

CRC Press

348 pages | 61 Color Illus. | 106 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Techniques and Technologies

Positioning and Tracking Approaches and Technologies, Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska and Allison Kealy

WiFi Location Fingerprinting, Prashant Krishnamurthy

Geocoding Techniques and Technologies for Location-Based Services, Daniel W. Goldberg

Multimodal Route Planning: Its Modeling and Computational Concerns, Lu Liu and Liqiu Meng

New Trends

Location-Based Social Networks, Prashant Krishnamurthy and Konstantinos Pelechrinis

Geo-Crowdsourcing, Jessica G. Benner and Hassan A. Karimi

Pedestrian Path Generation through GPS Traces, Piyawan Kasemsuppakorn and Hassan A. Karimi

A CyberGIS Environment for Analysis of Location-Based Social Media Data, Shaowen Wang, Guofeng Cao, Zhenhua Zhang, Yanli Zhao, Anand Padmanabhan, and Kaichao Wu


Multisensor Map Matching for Pedestrian and Wheelchair Navigation, Ming Ren and Hassan A. Karimi

Security and Privacy in Location-Based Services, Mohd Anwar, Amirreza Masoumzadeh, and James Joshi

How Using Location-Based Services Affects Our Understanding of Our Environment, Kai-Florian Richter

The Open Geospatial Consortium and Location Service Standards, Carl Reed

About the Editor

Dr. Hassan Karimi is an associate professor and director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include geoinformatics, mobile computing, location-based services, and navigation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications