Landmark-assisted location and tracking in outdoor mobile network

Marco Anisetti, Claudio A. Ardagna, Valerio Bellandi, Ernesto Damiani, Mario Döller, Florian Stegmaier, Tilmann Rabl, Harald Kosch, Lionel Brunie

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Modern mobile devices integrating sensors, like accelerometers and cameras, are paving the way to the definition of high-quality and accurate geolocation solutions based on the informations acquired by these sensors, and data collected and managed by GSM/3G networks. In this paper, we present a technique that provides geolocation and mobility prediction of mobile devices, mixing the location information acquired with the GSM/3G infrastructure and the results of a landmark matching achieved thanks to the camera integrated on the mobile devices. Our geolocation approach is based on an advanced Time-Forwarding algorithm and on database correlation technique over Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) data, and integrates information produced by a landmark recognition infrastructure, to enhance algorithm performances in those areas with poor signal and low accurate geolocation. Performances of the algorithm are evaluated on real data from a complex urban environment.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)89-111
Number of pages23
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Geolocation
  • Landmark
  • Wireless network


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