Best Paper Award at IE 2017

Paper Details:

Stephan Wagner, Ngewi Fet, Marcus Handte, Pedro José Marrón: An approach for Hybrid Indoor / Outdoor Navigation


The wide availability of GPS-enabled devices has fueled the development of location-based applications. Among the most popular are navigation applications that guide users along their way. Due to the limited availability and precision of GPS in typical indoor environments, most navigation applications are limited to outdoor scenarios. To mitigate this, researchers and practitioners have been developing alternative systems to capture the position of a mobile device indoors. Using these systems, they clearly show that it is possible to provide precise location information at a reasonable cost. However, past applications in this domain have often focused exclusively on indoor scenarios. In this paper, we describe an approach to integrate the indoor and outdoor world to provide a seamless hybrid navigation experience. The approach builds upon our past work on indoor localization and integrates with our existing infrastructure for outdoor navigation that has been developed in the GAMBAS European research project. To evaluate the approach, we present data gathered from a real-world deployment as part of the SIMON European research project.

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