Special Issue "Sensors for Indoor Mapping and Navigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2015)
Up-to-date spatial data of indoor environments are needed in an increasing number of applications. Optimized routing and navigation in large public buildings is one of the emerging applications that requires 3D maps and models of indoor spaces. Lack of availability of GPS signals inside buildings makes indoor mapping and navigation a challenging issue.
Recent advances in consumer-grade sensor technology, such as MEMS IMUs, range and RGB-D cameras, and LiDAR sensors have led to several indoor mapping solutions. BIM and 3D GIS models have been extensively investigated for indoor navigation, and indoor standards are in the process of development. Although an increased number of indoor applications is available today, many issues still remain, including the flexibility and efficiency of the mapping solutions, correctness and completeness of the data and usability of the applications.
The aim of this special issue is to bring together new developments in various areas related to the technology and applications of indoor mapping and navigation, including but not limited to:
- Indoor mapping
- Building information modeling
- Indoor positioning and navigation
- Simultaneous localization and mapping
- Consumer-grade range cameras and LiDAR sensors
- Visualization and simulation
- Evacuation and human activity monitoring
- Crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information
Dr. Kourosh Khoshelham
Dr. Sisi Zlatanova
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- spatial information system