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PerPos: A Platform Providing Cloud Services for Pervasive Positioning

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  • Henrik Blunck, Denmark
  • Torben Godsk, Denmark
  • Kaj Grønbæk
  • Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Denmark
  • Jakob Langdal Jensen
  • Tejs Scharling, Alexandra Institute A/S, Denmark
  • Kari Rye Schougaard, Denmark
  • Thomas Toftkjær, Denmark
  • Department of Computer Science
This paper describes the PerPos platform and the services it provides for positioning and location-based applications. The services provided range from specific utility services to full applications that can be deployed in several ways, e.g.\ integrated in special purpose applications on mobile devices or as full applications running on ordinary Web-browsers. PerPos furthermore provides APIs for developing positioning utilities and location-based applications.  An example of a utility service is a power reduction service for mobile devices, and an example of a SaaS application is a Web-based building model manager that allows users to manage building models stored in the PerPos cloud for annotation, logging, and navigation purposes. A core service in the PerPos platform is sensor fusion for positioning that makes it seamless and efficient to combine a rich set of position sensors to obtain  more reliable position and movement data particularly in indoor environments. The PerPos platform and examples of its services are discussed together with the initial experiences with applying those services in application domains such as fire fighting, tracking the behavior of livestock, and indoor navigation support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application. COM.Geo '10
EditorsLindi Liao
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2010
PagesArticle no.: 11
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-0031-5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventInternational Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application. COM.Geo 2010 - Washington, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201023 Jun 2010
Conference number: 1


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Application. COM.Geo 2010
LandUnited States

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