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


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: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
Abstracting/ Indexing: DBLP, EBSCO, ProQuest, INSPEC, ULRICH's Periodicals Directory, WorldCat, etc
E-mail: jsw@iap.org
  • Dec 06, 2019 News!

    Vol 14, No 1- Vol 14, No 4 has been indexed by EI (Inspec)   [Click]

  • Nov 18, 2019 News!

    Papers published in JSW Vol 14, No 1- Vol 14 No 10 have been indexed by DBLP     [Click]

  • Dec 06, 2019 News!

     Vol 13, No 10- Vol 13, No 12 has been indexed by EI (Inspec)   [Click]

  • Aug 01, 2018 News!

    [CFP] 2020 the annual meeting of JSW Editorial Board, ICCSM 2020, will be held in Rome, Italy, July 17-19, 2020   [Click]

  • Jun 25, 2019 News!

    Vol.13, No.9 has been indexed by EI (Inspec).   [Click]