Spatial Characteristics of Walking Areas for Pedestrian Navigation

Zheng, Jianghua and Winstanley, Adam C. and Pan, Zheng and Coveney, Seamus (2009) Spatial Characteristics of Walking Areas for Pedestrian Navigation. In: Third International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, 2009. MUE '09. IEEE, pp. 452-458. ISBN 9780769536583

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We consider how to handle open walking areas in pedestrian navigation applications. Walking areas are a key type of feature which is a major difference between networks of pedestrian navigation and that of road vehicle navigation. Up to recently, little work has been carried out on these features though they are important to route planning algorithm design and path representation for pedestrian navigation. Characteristics of walking areas are classified into three types with orthogonal attributes, including the character of boundaries and entrances, concavo-convex characteristics of shapes and the presence and numbers of islands. The possible combinations are identified and general solutions proposed. Future work including the extension to 3D navigation in buildings and trials in mobile applications are proposed.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: topology; location based services; pedestrian navigation; walking area; route planning; representation;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 8093
Identification Number: 10.1109/MUE.2009.80
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Winstanley
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 15:06
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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