Location Based Services of University Town Based on OpenStreetMap: NUI Maynooth as an example

Zheng, Jianghua and Ciepłuch, B. and Mooney, Peter and Winstanley, Adam C. (2009) Location Based Services of University Town Based on OpenStreetMap: NUI Maynooth as an example. In: CIICT 2009 : proceedings of the China-Ireland information and communications technologies conference. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 19-22. ISBN 9780901519672

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The university campus of NUI Maynooth forms a substantial part of Maynooth town. Location based services (LBS) could be important for visitors to the campus and town in assisting them to make the mast of their stay, particularly if they are not familiar with the town. In this paper we discuss an LBS application for Maynooth university campus and Maynooth town based on OpenStreetMap. The solution uses open source software and public participation rules to build its database. The work provides a prototype LBS system for NUI Maynooth which is currently under active development. The paper mainly describes some completed components of the work: data acquisition and pedestrian navigation algorithm design. Future work on path optimization and 3D applications is also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Research presented in this paper was funded by a Strategic Research Cluster grant (07/SRC/I1168) by Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan. The authors gratefully acknowledge this support.
Keywords: location based services; pedestrian navigation; walking area; path planning; OpenStreetMap; university town;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
Item ID: 2540
Depositing User: CS Editor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 15:58
Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland

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