Publication Type

Working Paper

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

4-2014

Abstract

Location has emerged as the single-most important context whilst building pervasive mobile applications. Several mobile applications have appeared that use location to provide a host of services such as location-specific advertising as well as navigation. As a result, the key challenge of positioning techniques has been to provide the most precise location of the user (device) and much effort has been put in computing this fine grained location in indoor environments. This is under the assumption that highly accurate location is crucial for all indoor services. To understand the location accuracy, that should prove sufficient, for users to navigate to a specific store in a mall, we conducted a user study that mimicked the mall-like setting in two university buildings. Our results suggest that for navigating indoors in mall-like settings, users do not require highly accurate location awareness.

Keywords

Indoor Location, Indoor Navigation, Location Accuracy.

Discipline

Computer Engineering | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Issue

SMU-SIS-14-100

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Publisher

Singapore Management University School of Information Systems

City or Country

Singapore

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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