Volume 4 Number 7 (Sep. 2009)
Home > Archive > 2009 > Volume 4 Number 7 (Sep. 2009) >
JSW 2009 Vol.4(7): 664-674 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.7.664-674

A comparison of GIS architectures for implementing indoor location-based services

Valerio Vianello*, Cristiano di Flora, Christian Prehofer
Nokia Corporation, Finland

Abstract—This paper describes our experiences and lessons learnt in building a Geographic Information System (GIS) specifically designed for indoor location-based services. The proposed system was built by mashing-up commodity Open Source software and novel research prototypes realized within our labs. The overall approach relies on intense usage of standard web technologies and REpresentational State Transfer (REST) APIs as a way of enabling easy mashup of off-the-shelf and proprietary components. The key design and implementation aspects of our solution are described in detail, including a discussion on how we represented and augmented the concept of indoor location within our services, as well as on how we integrated them with commodity GIS services originally designed for outdoor scenarios. Further, we show different approaches for implementing client-side applications capable to interact with our indoor location-based services, and we report experimental results of test campaigns for evaluating the impact of those approaches on resource constrained devices.

Index Terms—Indoor, GIS, Smart Spaces

[PDF]

Cite: Valerio Vianello, Cristiano di Flora, Christian Prehofer, "A comparison of GIS architectures for implementing indoor location-based services," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 664-674, 2009.

General Information

ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest, INSPEC(IET), ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, etc
E-mail: jsw@iap.org
  • Apr 26, 2021 News!

    Vol 14, No 4- Vol 14, No 12 has been indexed by IET-(Inspec)     [Click]

  • Jun 22, 2020 News!

    Papers published in JSW Vol 14, No 1- Vol 15 No 4 have been indexed by DBLP     [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    The papers published in Vol 16, No 6 have all received dois from Crossref    [Click]

  • Jan 28, 2021 News!

    [CFP] 2021 the annual meeting of JSW Editorial Board, ICCSM 2021, will be held in Rome, Italy, July 21-23, 2021   [Click]

  • Sep 13, 2021 News!

    Vol 16, No 6 has been published with online version     [Click]