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Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation

1st Edition

Edited by Hassan A. Karimi

CRC Press

266 pages

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Description

Outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services have become indispensable in people's mobility in unfamiliar environments. Advances in key technologies (e.g., positioning and mobile devices), has spurred interest in research and development of indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services in recent years. Indoor Wayfinding and Naviga

Table of Contents

A-GPS Positioning. WiFi Positioning. RFID. Integrated sensors. Map Data Content and Sources. Routing and Directions. Architectures. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation on Smartphones. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation for Blind and Visually Impaired Users. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation for Wheelchair Users. Navigation Assistance Through Social Media.

About the Editor

Dr. Karimi is an active researcher and has published extensively in the area of Geoinformatics. He serves as the lead faculty for both the Geoinformatics Specialization (MSIS Program) and the Geoinformatics Lab at the School of Information Sciences.

His research interests include: Geoinformatics (Geospatial Information Systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Remote Sensing), navigation, location-based services, mobile computing, computational geometry, parallel/distributed/grid computing, and spatial analysis algorithms.

Today, numerous applications are benefiting from geoinformatics techniques, technologies, and tools and with recent advances in geoinformatics and related technologies, such as Web services and grid computing, new geoprocessing paradigms and applications are expected to emerge. Dr. Karimi and his students look at real-world problems such as way finding, handicapped access to sidewalks and buildings, or social networking with geolocation capabilities.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems