Towards a Landmark-Based Pedestrian Navigation Service Using OSM Data
AbstractWith the advent of location-aware smartphones, the desire for pedestrian-based navigation services has increased. Unlike car-based services where instructions generally are comprised of distance and road names, pedestrian instructions should instead focus on the delivery of landmarks to aid in navigation. OpenStreetMap (OSM) contains a vast amount of geospatial information that can be tapped into for identifying these landmark features. This paper presents a prototype navigation service that extracts landmarks suitable for navigation instructions from the OSM dataset based on several metrics. This is coupled with a short comparison of landmark availability within OSM, differences in routes between locations with different levels of OSM completeness and a short evaluation of the suitability of the landmarks provided by the prototype. Landmark extraction is performed on a server-side service, with the instructions being delivered to a pedestrian navigation application running on an Android mobile device. View Full-Text
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Rousell, A.; Zipf, A. Towards a Landmark-Based Pedestrian Navigation Service Using OSM Data. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 64.
Rousell A, Zipf A. Towards a Landmark-Based Pedestrian Navigation Service Using OSM Data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2017; 6(3):64.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rousell, Adam; Zipf, Alexander. 2017. "Towards a Landmark-Based Pedestrian Navigation Service Using OSM Data." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 6, no. 3: 64.
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