An open-source web architecture for adaptive location-based services

Title: An open-source web architecture for adaptive location-based services
Authors: McArdle, Gavin
Ballatore, Andrea
Tahir, Ali
Bertolotto, Michela
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3661
Date: 2010
Abstract: As the volume of information available online continues to grow, there is an increasing problem with information overload. This issue is also escalating in the spatial domain as the amount of geo-tagged information expands. With such an abundance of geo-information, it is difficult for map users to find content that is relevant to them. The problem is intensified when considering Location-Based Services. These services, which are dependent upon a user’s geographic location, generally operate on portable devices. These devices have a reduced screen size coupled with a limited processing power and so the need to provide personalised content is of paramount importance. Our previous work has focused on examining techniques to determine user interests in order to provide adapted and personalised map content which is suitable to display on portable devices. In this paper, in order to reduce the processing load on the user’s device, a novel client server architecture is employed. The framework is designed using open-source, web-based technologies which monitor user locations and interactions with map content overtime to produce a user profile. This profile is then used to render personalised maps. By utilising the power of web-based technologies in an innovative manner, any operational issues between different mobile devices is alleviated, as the device only requires a web-browser to receive map content. This article describes the techniques, architecture and technologies used to achieve this.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Copyright (published version): 2010 The authors
Keywords: Open Source softwareGISWeb TechnologiesGrailsHibernatePostGISOpenStreetMapLocation Based ServicesAdaptive InterfacesPersonalisation
Subject LCSH: Location-based services
Geographic information systems
Web personalization
Adaptive computing systems
Other versions: http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVIII/part2/Papers/28_Paper.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Guilbert, E. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science : IGU International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling
Conference Details: 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), at the Joint International Conference on Theory, Data Handling and Modelling in GeoSpatial Information Science Hong Kong, 26-28 May, 2010
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