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RoughMaps: A generic platform to support symbolic map use in indoor environments


Wasinger, R and Gubi, K and Kay, J and Kummerfeld, B and Fry, MR and Kuflik, T, RoughMaps: A generic platform to support symbolic map use in indoor environments, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, 13-15 November 2012, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-4673-1954-6 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/IPIN.2012.6418853


An important feature for many applications is the ability to support personalised and context-aware information delivery. User positioning and the use of maps are essential for this purpose. The RoughMaps platform accommodates the use of symbolic maps, which are often not-to-scale, non-linear, highly abstract in nature, and which often contain only the most salient and most relevant features of a map based on the immediate needs of a given user. This work describes the design, implementation, and validation of the RoughMaps research platform, for managing and retrieving contextually relevant symbolic maps for indoor positioning. This is to our knowledge one of the first platforms that focuses on the use of symbolic maps to support indoor positioning in personalised and context-aware mobile applications.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:indoor positioning, symbolic maps, mobile computing, personalization
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software testing, verification and validation
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Wasinger, R (Dr Rainer Wasinger)
UTAS Author:Fry, MR (Professor Michael Fry)
ID Code:85151
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-06-17
Last Modified:2017-11-13

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