Wireless Networks

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 1913–1929 | Cite as

A hierarchical binary quadtree index for spatial queries

  • Kwangjin ParkEmail author


An index structure adequate for broadcasting environments must consider the order of data delivery, index size, and selective tuning. This paper introduces a light-weight bit sequence grid-based spatial index, referred to as a binary quadtree, which allows for the sequential search and selective tuning of data. Then, the paper suggests a search algorithm that can efficiently search spatial objects. The results from theoretical analysis and experiments show that the proposed algorithm with the binary quadtree is fast and energy efficient in both range queries and k-nearest neighbor queries.


Location-based services Mobile computing Spatial index 



This paper was supported by Wonkwang university in 2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Communication EngineeringWonkwang UniversityIksanKorea

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