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Local Positioning Systems LBS Applications and Services

By Krzysztof W. Kolodziej, Johan Hjelm Copyright 2006
    ISBN 9780849333491
    488 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    Published May 10, 2006 by CRC Press

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    ISBN 9781315222080
    488 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
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    Local Positioning Systems: LBS Applications and Services explores the possible approaches and technologies to location problems including people and asset tracking, mobile resource management, public safety, and handset location-based services. The book examines several indoor positioning systems, providing detailed case studies of existing applications and their requirements, and shows how to set them up. Other chapters are dedicated to position computation algorithms using different signal metrics and determination methods, 2D/3D indoor map data and location models, indoor navigation, system components and how they work, privacy, deployment issues, and standards. In detail, the book explains the steps for deploying a location-enabled network, including doing a site-survey, creating a positioning model and floor maps, and access point placement and configuration. Also presented is a classification for network-based and ad-hoc positioning systems, and a framework for developing indoor LBS services.

    This comprehensive guide will be invaluable to students and lecturers in the area of wireless computing. It will also be an enabling resource to developers and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge in this field.

    The Three L’s: Location, Location, Location
    Application Examples and Use Cases
    People/Asset Management and Tracking
    Health Care and Mobile Patient Monitoring
    Location-Based Network Access/Security
    Retail and Shopping
    Retail, Advertisement, and Marketing
    Retail and Postanalysis of Shopping Behavior
    Tour Guides
    Preconditions and Frameworks for LBS Development
    Preconditions (LBS Market and Development)
    A Framework for Developing Indoor Location-Based Services
    Four Dimensions of Development
    Three Steps to Location Service Development
    The Infrastructure Components
    The Software Infrastructure
    Communication Infrastructure
    Example: Crickets in the MIT Facilities Environment
    Positioning Infrastructure
    Sensor Systems for Indoor Position Computation
    Positioning Systems and Algorithms
    Positioning Algorithms
    Position Estimation Algorithms
    Location Awareness and Navigation in Location-Based Systems
    Indoor Data
    Sources for Location Data
    Two-Dimensional vs. Three-Dimensional
    Spatial Reference Systems
    Network Path Planning
    Referencing Algorithms
    Expressing World Models
    Spatial Database Systems
    Navigation Algorithms
    Map-Matching Algorithms
    Existing Indoor Location Systems: How They Work
    Featured Indoor Location Positioning Systems
    Ekahau Positioning System
    Intel Place Lab and Skyhook WPS
    Microsoft Research Radar
    Rosum TV
    BLIP Systems
    Modeling Location
    Mobile Location Protocol
    OGC Languages: SensorML, GML, Etc.
    Nexus Augmented World Modeling Language and Augmented World Query Language
    Navigation Modeling Languages
    Service Deployment
    Step 1: Site Survey
    Step 2: Create a Positioning Model
    Step 3: Calibrate the Positioning Model/Signal Map (Training)
    Step 4: Access Point Placement and Configuration
    Step 5: Tracking
    Step 6: Maintenance (Periodic Accuracy Test)
    Using the Ekahau Positioning System
    Using MIT Cricket
    Using Place Lab
    Privacy Concerns and Methods for Safeguarding Privacy
    Connection-Level Privacy: Location–Identifier Split
    Service-Level Privacy: Identifiers as a Privacy Problem
    Application-Level Privacy: Visualization of Privacy
    Development and Deployment of Indoor Location-Based Services
    Location Fingerprinting
    Potential Issues When Deploying a Wi-Fi-Based Positioning System
    Integrating Different Systems
    Developing the Location Database
    Creating the Software Infrastructure
    Questions to Ask When Selecting Application Servers
    The Application Data Flow
    Using Filters in Servlets
    Content Comparison and Equivalence
    Temporal Context
    Interval Operators
    Composite/Sequence Pattern Operators
    Syntax Examples
    Interfaces to External Services
    Interoperability and the Role of Standardization
    Standards Frameworks
    OMA Location Working Group
    The Success of Standards: Adoption
    Local Positioning Systems is a groundbreaking book to support researchers and practitioners in location and tracking based services. The book is particularly impressive in the coverage of emerging indoor location based services that many observers claim to be a fast growing market (after all, we spend much of our time indoors). Congratulations to the authors on a job well done.”
    --Antonio S. Camara, CEO, YDreams
    ”This book provides an excellent overview of some of the different technologies that can be used to provide positioning solutions in support of location based services….This book will serve as good reference material for anyone interested in learning about opportunities and pitfalls in the development and deployment of in-door positioning systems for LBS”
    --Alison Brown, PhD, President/CEO NAVSYS Corporation
    “This descriptive, all-encompassing book is a must for anyone wanting to understand location-based services from infrastructure components to service deployment. The technologies and problems associated with LBS are described at length. The approach is non-technical and the author succeeds in explaining all concepts with hardly any formulas. The chapters are loaded with examples to illustrate past and current attempts to develop and deploy LBS both outdoor and indoor. The broad experience of the author with LBS is apparent at every page. In an attempt to be descriptive, the author omits to describe requirements and system specifications and performance.”
    -- Gerard Lachapelle, CRC/iCORE Chair in Wireless Location Dept of Geomatics Eng, University of Calgary
    “It is relatively jargon free which is a positive…Those readers with passing familiarity with sensors, engineering, radio, statistics, college level math and networks should have no trouble understanding the material…well organized and easy to follow.  It leads the reader through a lot of material at the proper depth of a primer… provides sufficient depth and information for a semi-technical person to make informed decisions about the technology…Comprehensive…Good depiction of various signal processing techniques for resolving position and location…Graphics and especially signal propagation graphics will help the reader understand limitations and environments that will cause issues…The mapping/fingerprinting section is excellent… Map-matching sections and explanation of geometric is very strong…Explanation of models and data is excellent and appropriate.” 
    --comments from John Dmohowski
    ”When I began research about LBS several years ago, I found there was no book or survey paper that offered a quick overview of local positioning systems. This excellent work solves this problem. This book introduces several case studies, showing the details on how they are set up. Especially valuable is its detailed coverage concerning the infrastructure of building a LBS system. The most awesome thing is that this is the first book that clearly discusses how to deploy a LBS system. In summary, this is an excellent reference book for any researchers and engineers interested in developing a local positioning system.”
     --Changsong Shen, University of British Columbia

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