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Articles | Volume XL-4/W4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W4, 45–49, 2013
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-4/W4, 45–49, 2013

  26 Nov 2013

26 Nov 2013

Multi-dimensional Indoor Location Information Model

Q. Xiong1, Q. Zhu1,2, S. Zlatanova3, L. Huang1, Y. Zhou3,4, and Z. Du1 Q. Xiong et al.
  • 1State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying Mapping and Remote Sensing , Wuhan University, 430072, Wuhan, P.R China
  • 2Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering of Southwest Jiaotong University, 611756, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.China
  • 3GISt, OTB, Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 9, 2628 BX Delft, the Netherlands
  • 4School of Resources and Environment, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 6117569, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R.China

Keywords: Indoor, Location Model, Multi-dimensional, Indoor Navigation

Abstract. Aiming at the increasing requirements of seamless indoor and outdoor navigation and location service, a Chinese standard of Multidimensional Indoor Location Information Model is being developed, which defines ontology of indoor location. The model is complementary to 3D concepts like CityGML and IndoorGML. The goal of the model is to provide an exchange GML-based format for location needed for indoor routing and navigation. An elaborated user requirements analysis and investigation of state-of-the-art technology in expressing indoor location at home and abroad was completed to identify the manner humans specify location. The ultimate goal is to provide an ontology that will allow absolute and relative specification of location such as "in room 321", "on the second floor", as well as, "two meters from the second window", "12 steps from the door".