1st Edition

Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

Edited By Hassan A. Karimi Copyright 2013
    348 Pages 61 Color & 106 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    348 Pages 61 Color & 106 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.