Improving the Quality of GPS-based Personal Gazetteers

Mark Hall, A N Alazzawi, Alia I Abdelmoty, Christopher B Jones

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence of location-aware mobile devices such as car-navigation systems, phones and cameras provides a wealth of location information about a person, which can be used to build up a personal gazetteer for the device owner. The main technology employed for determining device location is GPS and classically the loss of the GPS signal at the device is interpreted as identifying places to include in the personal gazetteer. However, in densely built-up areas GPS data is often very dirty, with frequent loss of signal due to an insufficient number of satellites visible, and which do not indicate an actual place. In this paper heuristics for improving the quality of GPS log data are investigated and their impact on the personal gazetteer derived from the GPS data is evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages53-55
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventGI_Forum 2009 - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 7 Jul 200910 Jul 2009

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ConferenceGI_Forum 2009
CountryAustria
CitySalzburg
Period7/07/0910/07/09

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Global positioning system
Navigation systems
Mobile devices
Railroad cars
Cameras
Satellites

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Hall, M., Alazzawi, A. N., Abdelmoty, A. I., & Jones, C. B. (2009). Improving the Quality of GPS-based Personal Gazetteers. 53-55. Paper presented at GI_Forum 2009, Salzburg, Austria.
Hall, Mark ; Alazzawi, A N ; Abdelmoty, Alia I ; Jones, Christopher B. / Improving the Quality of GPS-based Personal Gazetteers. Paper presented at GI_Forum 2009, Salzburg, Austria.
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