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Pedestrian navigation services: Challenges and current trends

Karimi, HA and Jiang, M and Zhu, R (2013) Pedestrian navigation services: Challenges and current trends. Geomatica, 67 (4). 259 - 271. ISSN 1195-1036

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Abstract

With the success and popularity of vehicle navigation services, the demand for Pedestrian Navigation Services (PNS) has increased in recent years. PNS, while overlap in functionality with vehicle navigation services, must be designed specifically for the wayfinding and navigational needs and preferences of pedestrians. One major shortcoming of most existing PNS in outdoors is that they utilize and provide services based on road networks, resulting in PNS that do not effectively and properly track pedestrians as they usually walk on sidewalks, which have more segments and are narrower than roads. Challenges in building PNS include constructing appropriate sidewalk networks, continually tracking users in real time on sidewalks without interruption, and providing personalized routes as well as directions. In this paper, these challenges are highlighted and current trends in PNS, for both outdoors and indoors, are discussed and analyzed. A prototype PNS designed for the University of Pittsburg's main campus sidewalk network (PNS-Pitt) is also discussed.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Karimi, HAhkarimi@pitt.eduHKARIMI
Jiang, M
Zhu, R
Date: 1 December 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Geomatica
Volume: 67
Number: 4
Page Range: 259 - 271
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5623/cig2013-052
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1195-1036
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 16:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22046

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