User-Friendly Surveying Techniques for Location-Aware Systems

James Scott and Mike Hazas

Abstract

Many location-aware applications rely on data from fine-grained location systems. During deployment such systems require a survey, specifying the locations of their environment-based components. Most current surveying methods are time-consuming, and require costly and bulky equipment. This paper presents the concept of self-surveying, i.e. methods by which a location system can survey itself. Such methods are user-friendly, fast, and require little or no extra equipment. Experimental results show self-survey accuracies comparable to the accuracy of the underlying location system.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2003)
Volume2864
SeriesLNCS
OrganizationSpringer-Verlag
AddressSeattle, WA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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