Local Positioning Systems is a groundbreaking book to support researchers and practitioners in location and tracking based services. The book is particularly impressive in the coverage of emerging indoor location based services that many observers claim to be a fast growing market (after all, we spend much of our time indoors). Congratulations to the authors on a job well done.
--Antonio S. Camara, CEO, YDreams
This book provides an excellent overview of some of the different technologies that can be used to provide positioning solutions in support of location based services
.This book will serve as good reference material for anyone interested in learning about opportunities and pitfalls in the development and deployment of in-door positioning systems for LBS
--Alison Brown, PhD, President/CEO NAVSYS Corporation
This descriptive, all-encompassing book is a must for anyone wanting to understand location-based services from infrastructure components to service deployment. The technologies and problems associated with LBS are described at length. The approach is non-technical and the author succeeds in explaining all concepts with hardly any formulas. The chapters are loaded with examples to illustrate past and current attempts to develop and deploy LBS both outdoor and indoor. The broad experience of the author with LBS is apparent at every page. In an attempt to be descriptive, the author omits to describe requirements and system specifications and performance.
-- Gerard Lachapelle, CRC/iCORE Chair in Wireless Location Dept of Geomatics Eng, University of Calgary
It is relatively jargon free which is a positive
Those readers with passing familiarity with sensors, engineering, radio, statistics, college level math and networks should have no trouble understanding the material
well organized and easy to follow. It leads the reader through a lot of material at the proper depth of a primer
provides sufficient depth and information for a semi-technical person to make informed decisions about the technology
Good depiction of various signal processing techniques for resolving position and location
Graphics and especially signal propagation graphics will help the reader understand limitations and environments that will cause issues
The mapping/fingerprinting section is excellent
Map-matching sections and explanation of geometric is very strong
Explanation of models and data is excellent and appropriate.
--comments from John Dmohowski
When I began research about LBS several years ago, I found there was no book or survey paper that offered a quick overview of local positioning systems. This excellent work solves this problem. This book introduces several case studies, showing the details on how they are set up. Especially valuable is its detailed coverage concerning the infrastructure of building a LBS system. The most awesome thing is that this is the first book that clearly discusses how to deploy a LBS system. In summary, this is an excellent reference book for any researchers and engineers interested in developing a local positioning system.
--Changsong Shen, University of British Columbia