Conference Proceeding Article
Locating only one GPS position to a road segment accurately is crucial to many location-based services such as mobile taxihailing service, geo-tagging, POI check-in, etc. This problem is challenging because of errors including the GPS errors and the digital map errors (misalignment and the same representation of bidirectional roads) and a lack of context information. To the best of our knowledge, no existing work studies this problem directly and the work to reduce GPS signal errors by considering hardware aspect is the most relevant. Consequently, this work is the first attempt to solve the problem of locating one GPS position to a road segment. We study the problem in a data-driven view to make this process ubiquitous by proposing a tractable, efficient and robust generative model. In addition, we extend our solution to the real application scenario, i.e., taxi-hailing service, and propose an approach to further improve the result accuracy by considering destination information. We use the real taxi GPS data to evaluate our approach. The results show that our approach outperforms all the existing approaches significantly while maintaining robustness, and it can achieve an accuracy as high as 90% in some situations.
GPS, Location-based services, Map matching, Positioning
Databases and Information Systems | Geographic Information Sciences
Data Management and Analytics
UbiComp '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Heidelberg, Germany, September 12-16, 2016
City or Country
WU, Hao; SUN, Weiwei; and ZHENG, Baihua.
Is only one GPS position sufficient to locate you to the road network accurately?. (2016). UbiComp '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Heidelberg, Germany, September 12-16, 2016. 740-751. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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