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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14508-14524; doi:10.3390/s121114508

A Two-Layers Based Approach of an Enhanced-Mapfor Urban Positioning Support

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1 Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Facultad de Informática, Universidad de Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, Murcia, Spain 2 Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, ETSIT, Cartagena, Spain
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Received: 10 September 2012 / Revised: 19 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 29 October 2012
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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  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.

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