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Map-based LBSs for hiking: A review of requirements, existing solutions, and future trends
KTH. Finnish Geodetic Institute, Finland .
2012 (English)In: Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones, IGI Global, 2012, 297-321 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a map-based location-based service, a map on a mobile device is used to visualize and communicate spatial information to the user. The objective of this chapter is to provide a review of map-based LBSs that are especially directed to outdoor activities such as hiking. Hikers as users have special information needs and requirements, which, as in any development, should provide the starting point and the goal for the LBS. The authors list the requirements and solutions such a service must address and discuss the implications of using maps for the application development. They discuss the essential components, functionality, and architectural solutions of an LBS for hiking, and describe the functionality needed for wayfinding and navigation support. Finally, the authors portray the emerging trends, such as ubiquity, adaptivity, and personal cloud solutions, that will motivate future research.

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IGI Global, 2012. 297-321 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-162990DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1827-5.ch011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898209752ISBN: 978-146661827-5OAI: diva2:798796

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Available from: 2015-03-27 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2015-03-27Bibliographically approved

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