Mobile Pedestrian Navigation Systems – Wayfinding Based on Localisation Technologies

  • Alexandra Millonig arsenal research
  • Katja Schechtner TU Vienna

Abstract

The first part of this paper gives a survey of the state of the art of research on human spatio-temporal behaviour in connection with the development of pedestrian navigation systems. The second part of the paper deals with the problem of pedestrian route choice behaviour. It is in particular concerned with localisation technologies and their adaptation to location-based information systems. The third part of the paper outlines three projects performed at arsenal research and the Vienna University of Technology in these areas. Firstly, it describes a research project on the requirements with regard to the development of ubiquitous cartography for pedestrians in indoor and outdoor environments. secondly, it describes a self-learning travel guide for city tourists based on mobile phones and GPS. Lastly, it describes an audio-guide system which provides landmark-based navigation instruction.

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Author Biographies

Alexandra Millonig, arsenal research
Alexandra Millonig works as a researcher at arsenal research, Department of Human Centered Mobility Technologies, and as a PhD candidate at Vienna University of Technology, Department of Geoinformation and Cartography.
Katja Schechtner, TU Vienna
Katja Schechtner works at arsenal research as head of the Department of Human Centered Mobility Technologies.
How to Cite
MILLONIG, Alexandra; SCHECHTNER, Katja. Mobile Pedestrian Navigation Systems – Wayfinding Based on Localisation Technologies. Research in Urbanism Series, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 47-61, sep. 2008. ISSN 1879-8217. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/rius/article/view/RiUS.1.47-61>. Date accessed: 26 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.1.196.

Keywords

Spatio-temporal Behaviour; GPS; pedestrians; Geographic Data Files; GDF; Points of Interest; POI

Published
2008-09-01