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A Two-Layers Based Approach of an Enhanced-Mapfor Urban Positioning Support
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Facultad de Informática, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, ETSIT, Cartagena, Spain
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Received: 10 September 2012; in revised form: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
Abstract: This paper presents a two-layer based enhanced map that can support navigationin urban environments. One layer is dedicated to describe the drivable road with a specialfocus on the accurate description of its bounds. This feature can support positioning andadvanced map-matching when compared with standard polyline-based maps. The otherlayer depicts building heights and locations, thus enabling the detection of non-line-of-sightsignals coming from GPS satellites not in direct view. Both the concept and the methodologyfor creating these enhanced maps are shown in the paper.
Keywords: mapping; enhanced maps; positioning
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Piñana-Díaz, C.; Toledo-Moreo, R.; Toledo-Moreo, F.J.; Skarmeta, A. A Two-Layers Based Approach of an Enhanced-Mapfor Urban Positioning Support. Sensors 2012, 12, 14508-14524.
Piñana-Díaz C, Toledo-Moreo R, Toledo-Moreo FJ, Skarmeta A. A Two-Layers Based Approach of an Enhanced-Mapfor Urban Positioning Support. Sensors. 2012; 12(11):14508-14524.
Piñana-Díaz, Carolina; Toledo-Moreo, Rafael; Toledo-Moreo, F. J.; Skarmeta, Antonio. 2012. "A Two-Layers Based Approach of an Enhanced-Mapfor Urban Positioning Support." Sensors 12, no. 11: 14508-14524.