Campus Guidance System for International Conferences Based on OpenStreetMap

  • Ricky Jacob
  • Jianghua Zheng
  • Błażej Ciepłuch
  • Peter Mooney
  • Adam C. Winstanley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5886)


We present a web-based, multi-lingual, campus guidance system with emphasis on pedestrian navigation aimed at providing support for delegates attending International Conferences at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) campus. A special campus guidance system could improve the logistics of the conference and potentially attract more delegates to the conference. The Cloudmade Web Map Lite API which uses OpenStreetMap has been used for creating this interface. The system generates shortest pedestrian paths using both outdoor pavements and indoor corridors between various buildings and points of interests (POI). For visual assistance in pedestrian navigation geotagged images are used along the path at certain points in the route, such as road intersections, when the user needs to get their orientation correct. The interface is currently available in both English and Chinese language.


Campus guidance system Pedestrian navigation Cloudmade Maps API OpenStreetMap International conference WebGIS LBS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricky Jacob
    • 1
  • Jianghua Zheng
    • 1
  • Błażej Ciepłuch
    • 1
  • Peter Mooney
    • 2
  • Adam C. Winstanley
    • 1
  1. 1.Geotechnology Group, Department of Computer ScienceNational University of Ireland Maynooth, Co.KildareIreland
  2. 2.Environmental Research CentreEnvironmental Protection AgencyRichview, Clonskeagh, DublinIreland

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