How do people's concepts of place relate to physical locations?

Changqing Zhou, Pamela Ludford, Dan Frankowski, Loren Terveen

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Abstract

Advances in GPS and wireless networking technologies have enabled a new class of location-aware applications, including location tracking [10,2], location-enhanced messaging [3,9], location-based gaming(www.botfighters.com), and navigation aids for the visually impaired [12]. However, these applications typically represent places quite simply, as a geographical point or a point plus radius. We conducted an experiment that showed that this simple representation is not expressive enough to represent the full range of people's everyday places. We also present a set of more complicated physical shapes that our subjects found sufficient to cover their places. These results identify representational requirements for location-aware systems, have implications for systems that aim to acquire place representations, suggest enhanced applications, and open up interesting avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages886-898
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jul 22 2005Jul 24 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications, ADMA 2005
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period7/22/057/24/05

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