Chapter 7: Advances in Location-Based Services
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
This chapter considers advances in Location-Based Services (LBS). Three development phases are identified – technology-driven, data-driven and individual user-centred. This is followed by a consideration of three emerging research topics – indoor navigation, integrating social media, and the design of interfaces. The chapter concludes by identifying some of the major research and development challenges remaining for LBS.
Keywords: Big data; Indoor navigation; Interface design; Location-based services; Social media; The Internet of things.
Figure 7.1 Emotional Mapping project of TU Vienna: Harvesting subjective perceptions of space by mobile phone apps and allowing adapted routing due to optimization based on emotional, subjective perceptions. Source: Map data: OpenStreetMap and Contributors, CC-BY-SA.