Map-based Mobile Services

Theories, Methods and Implementations

  • L. Meng
  • T. Reichenbacher
  • A. Zipf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Liqiu Meng, Tumasch Reichenbacher
    Pages 1-10
  3. Alistair Edwardes, Dirk Burghardt, Robert Weibel
    Pages 11-30
  4. Alexander Klippel, Kai-Florian Richter, Thomas Barkowsky, Christian Freksa
    Pages 55-71
  5. Birgit Elias, Mark Hampe, Monika Sester
    Pages 73-86
  6. L. Tiina Sarjakoski, Annu-Maaria Nivala
    Pages 107-123
  7. Stephan Winter, Martin Raubal, Clemens Nothegger
    Pages 125-139
  8. Tumasch Reichenbacher
    Pages 141-158
  9. Georg Gartner, Susanne Uhlirz
    Pages 159-171
  10. Lassi Lehto, Tapani Sarjakoski
    Pages 173-192
  11. Jürg Baus, Keith Cheverst, Christian Kray
    Pages 193-209
  12. Leonhard Dietze, Klaus Böhm
    Pages 211-225
  13. Arne Schilling, Volker Coors, Katri Laakso
    Pages 227-239
  14. Barry Brown, Eric Laurier
    Pages 241-257
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 259-260

About this book


The development of wireless telecommunication and ubiquitous computing te- nologies has led to a growing mobile population and dramatically changed p- terns of working and everyday life. A smooth and safe mobility is only possible when the mobile person is well-informed of the happenings in his ambient en- ronments. Location-sensitive maps have proved a strong enhancement to what a mobile user can directly perceive from his ambient environments. Since ancient times the map has been the favorite communication language of spatial infor- tion. It is even more the case for mobile applications where brand-new maps can be wirelessly retrieved or generated in real-time. The upsurge of map-based s- vices on mobile devices has raised a number of new questions challenging the conventional computer-assisted cartography. Map-based mobile services provides a contemporary overview of research and development issues related to the design and the use of mobility-supporting maps. The book has been written for professional cartographers who are striving for - tending their theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge to mobile m- making, for surveyors and geo-service providers involved in the development of intelligent location-based services, for software developers and cognitive scientists engaged in human-computer interaction, and for students and academics in cart- raphy and geoinformation sciences. The book was initiated by the multidisciplinary workshop “Design of m- based mobile services” within the frame of the conference “Human and Computer 2003 – Interaction on the movement” held in Stuttgart, Germany, September 2003.


3D Geovisualisation Map Design Mobile Geoservices World Wide Web cartography geoinformation map user interface visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Meng
    • 1
  • T. Reichenbacher
    • 1
  • A. Zipf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Photogrammetry and CartographyTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department for Geoinformatics and Surveying FH MainzUniversity of Applied SciencesMainzGermany

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