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Telegeoinformatics

Location-Based Computing and Services, 1st Edition

Edited by Hassan A. Karimi

CRC Press

392 pages | 127 B/W Illus.

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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.

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications