Indoor Location-Based Services

Prerequisites and Foundations

  • Martin Werner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 231-233

About this book


This book delivers concise coverage of classical methods and new developments related to indoor location-based services. It collects results from isolated domains including geometry, artificial intelligence, statistics, cooperative algorithms, and distributed systems and thus provides an accessible overview of fundamental methods and technologies. This makes it an ideal starting point for researchers, students, and professionals in pervasive computing.

Location-based services are services using the location of a mobile computing device as their primary input. While such services are fairly easy to implement outside buildings thanks to accessible global positioning systems and high-quality environmental information, the situation inside buildings is fundamentally different. In general, there is no simple way of determining the position of a moving target inside a building without an additional dedicated infrastructure.

The book’s structure is learning oriented, starting with a short introduction to wireless communication systems and basic positioning techniques and ending with advanced features like event detection, simultaneous localization and mapping, and privacy aspects. Readers who are not familiar with the individual topics will be able to work through the book from start to finish. At the same time all chapters are self-contained to support readers who are already familiar with some of the content and only want to pick selected topics that are of particular interest.


Allocation Strategies GIS GPS Geographical Information Systems Global Positioning System Indoor Positioning LBS Location-Based Services Mobile Applications Mobile Security Pervasive Computing Spatial-Temporal Systems Trajectory Computing Ubiquitous Computing

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10698-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10699-1
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