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A Meta-Review of Indoor Positioning Systems

Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I, Avda. Vicente Sos Baynat S/N, 12071 Castellón, Spain
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Sensors 2019, 19(20), 4507; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19204507
Received: 14 August 2019 / Revised: 24 September 2019 / Accepted: 14 October 2019 / Published: 17 October 2019
An accurate and reliable Indoor Positioning System (IPS) applicable to most indoor scenarios has been sought for many years. The number of technologies, techniques, and approaches in general used in IPS proposals is remarkable. Such diversity, coupled with the lack of strict and verifiable evaluations, leads to difficulties for appreciating the true value of most proposals. This paper provides a meta-review that performed a comprehensive compilation of 62 survey papers in the area of indoor positioning. The paper provides the reader with an introduction to IPS and the different technologies, techniques, and some methods commonly employed. The introduction is supported by consensus found in the selected surveys and referenced using them. Thus, the meta-review allows the reader to inspect the IPS current state at a glance and serve as a guide for the reader to easily find further details on each technology used in IPS. The analyses of the meta-review contributed with insights on the abundance and academic significance of published IPS proposals using the criterion of the number of citations. Moreover, 75 works are identified as relevant works in the research topic from a selection of about 4000 works cited in the analyzed surveys. View Full-Text
Keywords: indoor positioning; indoor navigation; smartphone-based positioning; meta-review; surveys; citations indoor positioning; indoor navigation; smartphone-based positioning; meta-review; surveys; citations
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Mendoza-Silva, G.M.; Torres-Sospedra, J.; Huerta, J. A Meta-Review of Indoor Positioning Systems. Sensors 2019, 19, 4507.

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