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Blog Based Personal LBS

  • Hideki Kaji
  • Masatoshi Arikawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)

Abstract

One of the problems in the current commercial LBS (Location-based Service) is weak functionality for users to use their own generated content on the LBS. This paper proposes a new framework of Personal LBS which solves the problem by using blog as both a description language for the extension and a simple CMS (Content Management System). A blog entry is a kind of story. Better a story is, more easily and efficiently readers can understand it. One of the most important LBS applications is a location-based guided tour which can be created as geotagged stories on a blog. The framework allows the geotagged stories to be moved from a blog to a local software application on mobile devices as story packages for publishing, reproducing and exchanging on LBS. We also discuss the capability and importance of personal LBS for location-based communication among ourselves, families, friends, groups and all users beyond time.

Keywords

Blog Geotag Location-based service Story-based LBS package User generated content private content sustainability 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideki Kaji
    • 1
  • Masatoshi Arikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Spatial Information ScienceThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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