MOBILE MODELLING FOR CROWDSOURCING BUILDING INTERIOR DATA
- Nottingham Geospatial Institute, Triumph Road, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. NG14 5BQ
Keywords: Indoor mapping, mobile, building modelling, VGI
Abstract. Indoor spatial data forms an important foundation to many ubiquitous computing applications. It gives context to users operating location-based applications, provides an important source of documentation of buildings and can be of value to computer systems where an understanding of environment is required. Unlike external geographic spaces, no centralised body or agency is charged with collecting or maintaining such information. Widespread deployment of mobile devices provides a potential tool that would allow rapid model capture and update by a building's users. Here we introduce some of the issues involved in volunteering building interior data and outline a simple mobile tool for capture of indoor models. The nature of indoor data is inherently private; however in-depth analysis of this issue and legal considerations are not discussed in detail here.