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Geospatial Analysis and the Internet of Things

Department of Computer Science, University of Twente, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands
Department of Geo-Information Processing, University of Twente, 7514 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(7), 269;
Received: 1 June 2018 / Revised: 25 June 2018 / Accepted: 3 July 2018 / Published: 10 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geospatial Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT))
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As the Internet of Things (IoT) penetrates our everyday lives, being used to address a wide variety of real-life challenges and problems, the location of things becomes an important parameter. The exact location of measuring the physical world through IoT is highly relevant to understand local environmental conditions, or to develop powerful, personalized and context-aware location-based services and applications. This survey paper maps and analyzes the IoT based on its location dimension, categorizing IoT applications and projects according to the geospatial analytical methods performed. The survey investigates the opportunities of location-aware IoT, and examines the potential of geospatial analysis in this research area. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; geospatial analysis; location; survey Internet of Things; geospatial analysis; location; survey

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