Elsevier · Taylor, Lauriault: Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography, 2nd Edition · Chapter 7: Advances in Location-Based Services

Chapter 7: Advances in Location-Based Services

Georg Gartner

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.

Figure 7.2 A screenshot of the AR-based interface, with a real-world camera view, route overlay, street names, and ­relevant landmarks. Source: © Salzburg Research.