Special Issue "Recent Trends in Location Based Services and Science"

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner

Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1/120-6, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: modern cartography; location-based services; wayfinding; spatial cognition; spatial behaviors
Guest Editor
Dr. Haosheng Huang

GIScience Center, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Interests: GIScience; Location Based Services; Geospatial big data analytics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are now living a mobile information era, which is fundamentally changing science and human society. Location Based Services (LBS), which deliver information depending on the location of the (mobile) device and user, play a key role in this mobile information era. Recent years have seen rapid progress in location based services and science, especially concerning the increasing demands in expanding LBS from outdoor to indoor, from location-aware to context-aware, and from navigation systems and mobile guides to more diverse applications (e.g., healthcare, transportation, gaming), as well as the appearance of new interface technologies (e.g., digital glasses, smartwatches), the increasing smartness of our environments and cities, and the growing ubiquity of LBS in our daily life.

This Special Issue aims to provide a general picture of recent research activities related to LBS. We invite original research contributions on all areas of location-based services and science, including (but not limited to):

  • Context and user modelling
  • Mobile user interface and interaction
  • Ubiquitous positioning
  • Evaluation and user studies
  • Analysis of LBS-generated data (e.g., tracking data, social media data, crowdsourced geographic information)
  • Social and behavioral implications of LBS (e.g., privacy, ethics, and business aspects)

Prof. Dr. Georg Gartner
Dr. Haosheng Huang
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Context-aware Services
  • Positioning
  • Mobile User Interface
  • Privacy
  • Location-Based Social Networks
  • Location Tracking
  • Activity Sensing

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Research

Open AccessArticle Delimitating Urban Commercial Central Districts by Combining Kernel Density Estimation and Road Intersections: A Case Study in Nanjing City, China
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8(2), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8020093
Received: 30 November 2018 / Revised: 19 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 February 2019 / Published: 16 February 2019
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An urban, commercial central district is often regarded as the heart of a city. Therefore, quantitative research on commercial central districts plays an important role when studying the development and evaluation of urban spatial layouts. However, conventional planar kernel density estimation (KDE) and [...] Read more.
An urban, commercial central district is often regarded as the heart of a city. Therefore, quantitative research on commercial central districts plays an important role when studying the development and evaluation of urban spatial layouts. However, conventional planar kernel density estimation (KDE) and network kernel density estimation (network KDE) do not reflect the fact that the road network density is high in urban, commercial central districts. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a new method (commercial-intersection KDE), which combines road intersections with KDE to identify commercial central districts based on point of interest (POI) data. First, we extracted commercial POIs from Amap (a Chinese commercial, navigation electronic map) based on existing classification standards for urban development land. Second, we calculated the commercial kernel density in the road intersection neighborhoods and used those values as parameters to build a commercial intersection density surface. Finally, we used the three standard deviations method and the commercial center area indicator to differentiate commercial central districts from areas with only commercial intersection density. Testing the method using Nanjing City as a case study, we show that our new method can identify seven municipal, commercial central districts and 26 nonmunicipal, commercial central districts. Furthermore, we compare the results of the traditional planar KDE with those of our commercial-intersection KDE to demonstrate our method’s higher accuracy and practicability for identifying urban commercial central districts and evaluating urban planning. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Reduction of Map Information Regulates Visual Attention without Affecting Route Recognition Performance
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(12), 469; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7120469
Received: 27 September 2018 / Revised: 24 November 2018 / Accepted: 28 November 2018 / Published: 30 November 2018
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Map-based navigation is a diverse task that stands in contradiction to the goal of completeness of web mapping services. As each navigation task is different, it also requires and can dispense with different map information to support effective and efficient wayfinding. Task-oriented reduction [...] Read more.
Map-based navigation is a diverse task that stands in contradiction to the goal of completeness of web mapping services. As each navigation task is different, it also requires and can dispense with different map information to support effective and efficient wayfinding. Task-oriented reduction of the elements displayed in a map may therefore support navigation. In order to investigate effects of map reduction on route recognition and visual attention towards specific map elements, we created maps in which areas offside an inserted route were displayed as transparent. In a route memory experiment, where participants had to memorize routes and match them to routes displayed in following stimuli, these maps were compared to unmodified maps. Eye movement analyses revealed that in the reduced maps, areas offside the route were fixated less often. Route recognition performance was not affected by the map reduction. Our results indicate that task-oriented map reduction may direct visual attention towards relevant map elements at no cost for route recognition. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Complying with Privacy Legislation: From Legal Text to Implementation of Privacy-Aware Location-Based Services
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(11), 442; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7110442
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 13 November 2018
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An individual’s location data is very sensitive geoinformation. While its disclosure is necessary, e.g., to provide location-based services (LBS), it also facilitates deep insights into the lives of LBS users as well as various attacks on these users. Location privacy threats can be [...] Read more.
An individual’s location data is very sensitive geoinformation. While its disclosure is necessary, e.g., to provide location-based services (LBS), it also facilitates deep insights into the lives of LBS users as well as various attacks on these users. Location privacy threats can be mitigated through privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was introduced recently and harmonises data privacy laws across Europe. While the GDPR is meant to protect users’ privacy, the main problem is that it does not provide explicit guidelines for designers and developers about how to build systems that comply with it. In order to bridge this gap, we systematically analysed the legal text, carried out expert interviews, and ran a nine-week-long take-home study with four developers. We particularly focused on user-facing issues, as these have received little attention compared to technical issues. Our main contributions are a list of aspects from the legal text of the GDPR that can be tackled at the user interface level and a set of guidelines on how to realise this. Our results can help service providers, designers and developers of applications dealing with location information from human users to comply with the GDPR. Full article
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