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Energy-Efficient GPS Usage in Location-Based Applications

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GPS is one of the most used services in any location-based app in our smartphone, and almost a quarter of all Android apps available in the Google Play store are using this GPS. There are many apps which require monitoring your locations in a continuous fashion because of the application’s nature, and those kinds of apps consume the highest power from the smartphones. Because of the high-power draining nature of this GPS, we hesitate to take part in different crowd-sourced applications which are very much important for the smart city realization as maximum of these applications use GPS in real time or in a very frequent manner for the realization of participatory sensing in a smart city scenario. To resolve this, we have introduced an energy-efficient context-aware approach which utilizes user’s mobility information from the user’s context and as well smartphone’s sensing values from the inbuilt accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope of the smartphone to provide us a very close estimation of the present location of the user without using continuous GPS. It is an energy-efficient solution without sacrificing the accuracy compared to energy saving which will boost the crowd to take part in the smartphone-based crowd-sourced applications that depend on participatory sensing for the smart city environment.


  • Energy efficient
  • GPS
  • Location estimation
  • Sensor fusion
  • Smart city

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The research work of the first author is funded by “Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India”.

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Dutta, J., Pramanick, P., Roy, S. (2018). Energy-Efficient GPS Usage in Location-Based Applications. In: Satapathy, S., Tavares, J., Bhateja, V., Mohanty, J. (eds) Information and Decision Sciences. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 701. Springer, Singapore.

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