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Mapping From Wi-Fi “Fingerprints” Could Improve Indoor Navigation

Matt Ball on December 24, 2012 - in Uncategorized

With outdoor mapping tools widely available and generally successful (Apple’s recent mapping debacle being the exception that proves the rule), technologists are pushing forward the state-of-the-art in indoor navigation, likely to be a hot area for advances throughout 2013. This week, KAIST, The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,announced a development that definitely is a step, so to speak, in the right direction: a new method to build a map from Wi-Fi radio signals without accompanying GPS tags or manual inputs of map coordinates. Most current systems need GPS signals to fully interpret the data coming from Wi-Fi routers. Read More

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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