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dc.contributor.advisor Joseph Ferreira, Jr. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kolodziej, Krzysztof W., 1978- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-26T19:53:55Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-26T19:53:55Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28343
dc.description Thesis (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning; and, (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004. en_US
dc.description "February 2004." en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-174). en_US
dc.description.abstract The combination of location positioning technologies such as GPS and initiatives like the US Federal Communications Commission's E911 telecommunication initiatives has generated a lot of interest in applications and services that are a function of a user's location, referred to as location-based services (LBS). However, despite GPS technology and the positioning capabilities of cellular network such as GSM, millions of square meters of indoor space are out of reach of these systems. A multitude of applications and services would also benefit from indoor (in-building) positioning and navigation. Fortunately, over the past decade, advances in location positioning technology have made it possible to locate objects indoors (in-building). These alternative technologies are now being introduced to the market enabling many kinds of indoor LBS applications. While a start, these standalone applications are unlikely to make a large impact on the marketplace, for a number of reasons discussed in this thesis. The argument of this thesis is that in order for indoor LBS to become widely used, there is a need for both the infrastructure investment and the "killer" application (or at least a collection of sufficiently valuable applications). Without the LBS application the market will not invest in infrastructure, and without the infrastructure, the market for valuable LBS applications and their business models will not exist. The thesis distinguishes four type of infrastructure: (1) communication, (2) positioning, (3) mapping, and (4) software (services); then it argues that indoor LBS applications will need more modularity and standardization across these infrastructures in order to reach critical mass. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) The aim of this thesis is to explore the extent to which open interoperability standards can have an impact on the infrastructure needed for developing indoor LBS and on the types of applications that are likely to emerge. In particular, the thesis explores location standards dealing with the application, data, and presentation layers of the Internet stack, as well as location standards from the wireless network viewpoint. Standardization can be a significant success or failure factor for any new technology, and indoor location services are no exception. This is especially true given that the overall LBS value-chain is a heterogeneous technical and business environment. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Krzysztof W. Kolodziej. en_US
dc.format.extent 212 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.title OpenLS for indoor positioning : strategies for standardizing location based services for indoor use en_US
dc.title.alternative Open location-based services for indoor positioning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 55694973 en_US


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