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Location Based Services and TeleCartography

  • Georg Gartner
  • William Cartwright
  • Michael P. Peterson
Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. LBS and TeleCartography: About the book

    1. Georg Gartner
      Pages 1-11
  3. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Jonathan Raper
      Pages 13-25
    3. Bin Jiang, Xiaobai Yao
      Pages 27-45
    4. Markus Uhlirz
      Pages 47-58
    5. Gerhard Navratil, Eva Grum
      Pages 59-72
    6. Michael P. Peterson
      Pages 73-88
  4. Positioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. Edward Verbree, Sisi Zlatanova
      Pages 107-118
    3. Rudolf Pailer, Florian Wegscheider, Joachim Fabini
      Pages 131-142
    4. Michael Thienelt, Andreas Eichhorn, Alexander Reiterer
      Pages 143-152
  5. Modelling and Awareness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Inessa Seifert, Thomas Barkowsky, Christian Freksa
      Pages 179-191
    3. Mohammad Reza Malek, Andrew U. Frank, Mahmoud Reza Delavar
      Pages 193-204

About this book

Introduction

This book provides for the first time a general overview of research activities related to location and map-based services. These activities have emerged over the last years, especially around issues of positioning, spatial modelling, cartographic communication as well as in the fields of ubiquitious cartography, geo-pervasive services, user-centered modelling and geo-wiki activities. The innovative and contemporary character of these topics has lead to a great variety of interdisciplinary contributions, from academia to business, from computer science to geodesy. Topics cover an enormous range with heterogenous relationships to the main book issues. Whilst contemporary cartography aims at looking at new and efficient ways for communicating spatial information the development and availability of technologies like mobile networking, mobile devices or short-range sensors lead to interesting new possibilities for achieving this aim. By trying to make use of available technologies, cartography and a variety of related disciplines look specifically at user-centered and conte- aware system development, as well as new forms of supporting wayfinding and navigation systems. Contributions are provided in five main sections and they cover all of these aspects and give a picture of the new and expanding field of Location Based Services and TeleCartography. Georg Gartner, Vienna, Austria William Cartwright, Melbourne, Australia Michael Peterson, Omaha, USA Table of Contents Georg Gartner LBS and TeleCartography: About the book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 A series of Symposiums on LBS and TeleCartography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 Progression of Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. 1 Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. 2 Elements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 Structure of the book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Keywords

GIS Geoinformationssysteme cartography computer science database geocoding geodesy geoinformation geotagging information system multimedia spatial information ubiquitous computing user interface visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Georg Gartner
    • 1
  • William Cartwright
    • 2
  • Michael P. Peterson
    • 3
  1. 1.Cartography and Geo-Mediatechniques Department of Geoinformation and CartographyTU ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.School of Mathematical and Geospatial SciencesRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Geography/GeologyUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

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Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book provides, in an easy and an accessible fashion, a general overview of the research activities in different LBS elements in addition to their applications. … This is an ideal book for anyone who wants to learn about LBS, and for practitioners and researchers who are facing the numerous technological challenges raised by location-based services. … this book provides an excellent state-of-the-art overview that will remain relevant for years to come." (Naser El-Sheimy, Geomatica, Vol. 61 (3), 2007)