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Indoor/Outdoor Management System Compliant with Google Maps and Android® OS

Brás, L. ; Carvalho, N.B.C. ; Pinho, P.

Indoor/Outdoor Management System Compliant with Google Maps and Android® OS, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. , pp. 1 - 4, April, 2011.

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Abstract
Outdoor location/navigation systems are a useful
support for our daily life. The majority of these systems
are based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
which include for example, Global Positioning System
(GPS) and Galileo. For indoor location systems several
technologies have been presented, each of them with
different characteristics. Like this, the choice of the
location technology is related with several important
factors such as: precision, latency, power consumption,
mobile nodes and infrastructure cost. Outdoor and indoor
location systems provide a huge area of application,
although, the integration of both systems provide even
higher levels of availability, and a huge open market for
applications. One of the crucial development areas of this
systems integration is the development of a robust
management application, compliant with actual nowadays
systems and technologies.
This paper presents a management system for
indoor/outdoor location completely compliant with two
important systems of nowadays, Google Maps and
Android® operation system (OS). Our integrated system is
based in ZigBee and GPS/GPRS modules.