Enhancing the Map Usage for Indoor Location-Aware Systems

  • Hui Wang
  • Henning Lenz
  • Andrei Szabo
  • Joachim Bamberger
  • Uwe D. Hanebeck
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)


Location-aware systems are receiving more and more interest in both academia and industry due to their promising prospective in a broad category of so-called Location-Based-Services (LBS). The map interface plays a crucial role in the location-aware systems, especially for indoor scenarios. This paper addresses the usage of map information in a Wireless LAN (WLAN)-based indoor navigation system. We describe the benefit of using map information in multiple algorithms of the system, including radio-map generation, tracking, semantic positioning and navigation. Then we discuss how to represent or model the indoor map to fulfill the requirements of intelligent algorithms. We believe that a vector-based multi-layer representation is the best choice for indoor location-aware system.


Location-Aware Systems WLAN Positioning Map Representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hui Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Henning Lenz
    • 1
  • Andrei Szabo
    • 1
  • Joachim Bamberger
    • 1
  • Uwe D. Hanebeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Information and Communications, CT IC4, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81739, MunichGermany
  2. 2.Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Universität Karlsruhe (TH)Germany

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