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Telegeoinformatics
Location-Based Computing and Services




ISBN 9780415369763
Published March 15, 2004 by CRC Press
392 Pages - 127 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book explains the fundamentals and intricacies of telegeoinformatics. The book is divided into three parts: Theories and Technologies; Integrated Data and Technologies; and Applications. These sections are divided into smaller contributed chapters, each of which addresses a topic crucial to the understanding of telegeoinformatics. This volume covers the concepts and technologies related to GIS and geoprocessing, remote sensing, the GPS, and wireless systems. It also explores the main issues of integrated data and technologies in LBC, LBS, mediated reality, and mobile augmented reality systems. The final part discusses applications of telegeoinformatics in emergency response, mobile inspection data collection, and ITS.

Table of Contents

THEORIES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Telegeoinformatics: Current Trends and Future Direction
Introduction
Architecture
Internet-Based GIS
Spatial Databases
Intelligent Query Analyzer (IQA)
Predictive Computing
Adaptation
Final Remarks
References

Remote Sensing
Introductory Concepts
Remote Sensing Systems
Imaging Characteristics of Remote Sensing Systems
Active Microwave Remote Sensing
Extraction of Thematic Information from Remotely Sensed Imagery
Extraction of Metric Information from Remotely Sensed Imagery
Remote Sensing in Telegeoinformatics
References

Positioning and Tracking Approaches and Technologies
Introduction
Global Positioning System
Positioning Methods Based on Cellular Networks
Other Positioning and Tracking Techniques: An Overview
Hybrid Systems
Summary
References

Wireless Communications
Introduction
Overview of Wireless Systems
Radio Propagation and Physical Layer Issues
Medium Access in Wireless Networks
Network Planning, Design and Deployment
Wireless Network Operations
Conclusions and the Future
References

INTEGRATED DATA AND TECHNOLOGIES

Chapter Five: Location-Based Computing
Introduction
LBC Infrastructure
Location-Based Interoperability
Location-Based Data Management
Adaptive Location-Based Computing
Location-Based Routing as Adaptive LBC
Concluding Remarks
References

Location-Based Services
Introduction
Types of Location-Based Services
What is Unique About Location-Based Services?
Enabling Technologies
Market for Location-Based Services
Importance of Architecture and Standards
Example Location-Based Services: J-Phone J-Navi (Japan)
Conclusions
References

Wearable Tele-Informatic Systems for Personal Imaging
Introduction
Humanistic Intelligence as a Basis for Intelligent Image Processing
Humanistic Intelligence
'WEARCOMP' as a Means of Realizing Humanistic Intelligence
Where on the Body Should a Visual Tele-Informatic Device be Placed?
Telepointer: Wearable Hands-Free Completely Self Contained Visual Augmented Reality Without Headwear and Without any Infrastructural Reliance
Portable Personal Pulse Doppler Radar Vision System
When Both the Camera and Display are Headword: Personal Imaging and Mediated
Reality
Personal Imaging for Location-Based Services
Reality Window Manager (RWM)
Personal Telegeoinformatics: Blocking Spam with a Photonic Filter
Conclusion
References

Mobile Augmented Reality
Introduction
MARS: Promises, Applications, and Challenges
Components and Requirements
MARS UI Concepts
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References

APPLICATIONS

Emergency Response Systems
Overview of Emergency Response Systems
State-of-the-Art ERSs
Examples of Developing ERSs for Earthquakes and Other Disasters
Future Aspects of Emergency Response Systems
Concluding Remarks
References

Location-Based Computing for Infrastructure Field Tasks
Introduction
LBC-Infra Concept
Technological Components of LBC-Infra
General Requirements of LBC-Infra
Interaction Patterns and Framework of LBC-Infra
Prototype System and Case Study
Conclusions
References

The Role of Telegeoinformatics in ITS
Introduction to Intelligent Tranaportation Systems
Telegeoinformatics Within ITS
The Role of Positioning Systems In ITS
Geospatial Data for ITS
Communication Systems in ITS
ITS-Telegeoinformatics Applications
Non-Technical Issues Impacting on ITS
Concluding Remarks
Remarks

The Impact and Penetration of Location-Based Services
The Definition of Technologies
LBSs: Definitions, Software, and Usage
The Market for LBSs: A Model of the Development of LBSs
Penetration of Mobile Devices: Predictions of Future Markets
Impacts of LBSs on Geographical Locations
Conclusions
References

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Editor(s)

Biography

Hassan A. Karimi

Reviews

"This important and unique book will certainly further the understanding of and the application of telegeoinformatics in different environments such as urban planning, emergency response, real time tracking, wireless communication, and the exciting new research in augmented reality. A very readable book. Summing Up: Recommended."
- CHOICE, Nov. 2004, Vol. 42, No. 3
"This book covers nearly every aspect of location-based computing and services, and is the most comprehensive one of its kind produced hither-to…the book is well-organized and is detailed in its approach. With the rapid development of LBC and LBCS, the reviewer has no doubt that this book will be well-received…Telegeoinformatics has a reasonably good opportunity to scale great heights. This book can serve as a starting point for those interested in such a rapidly growing field."
- Geomatica, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2005

"It constitutes a concise reference on several core topics for LBS, such as positioning systems, wireless communication, and augmented reality; it provides valuable insights into some of the applications that increasingly may depend on LBS; and it makes a substantial contribution to the continuing development of this fast-moving topic."
-Matt Duckham, Computers & Geosciences, 2005