A 3D Routing Service for Indoor Environments

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Large and complex buildings with substantial numbers of visitors require fast and effective navigation support to help first-time and infrequent guests to easily find their destination and avoid stressful situations. Most existing solutions are based on in-situ localization and routing, therefore requiring expensive indoor positioning infrastructure. In contrast, the objective of this research is the development of a cheap and easily deployable indoor routing service that visitors can use to plan the route to their destination before their visit. It visualizes both the interior space of a building and its users’ individual routing paths in a virtual 3D environment. The proposed solution is entirely based on open source tools and has no installation requirements for the user. Its functionality is demonstrated in a building at the Aalborg University Copenhagen campus. This kind of ex-situ 3D digital navigation promises to help users gain a better understanding of the explored environment, and to improve people’s cognitive spatial maps when combined with animated stimuli and landmarks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Location Based Services
EditorsGeorg Gartner, Haosheng Huang
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event15th International Conference on Location Based Services - Technical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019
Conference number: 15


Conference15th International Conference on Location Based Services
LocationTechnical University of Vienna
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