A new text and reference book, Geospatial Computing in Mobile Devices, has been published by Artech House. Recent developments in smartphones enable them to meet many of the demanding requirements for geospatial computing, in terms of computation power, data storage capacity, and memory space. This book, written by Ruizhi Chen and Robert E. Guinness, addresses and instructs in geospatial data acquisition, processing, visualization, context detection, and context intelligence.
Chapters of the 209-page book include:
- Fundamentals of Mobile Positioning
- GNSS, Wireless, and Hybrid Positioning in Mobile Devices (three separate chapters)
- Mobile GIS and LBSs (two separate chapters)
- Context Awareness and Reasoning (two chapters), and
- Future Directions in Mobile Geospatial Computing.
Co-author Ruizhi Chen previously published a cover story in GPS World magazine, 3D Smartphone Navigation Using Geocoded Images and another technical article, Multi-Sensor, Multi-Network Positioning, also in GPS World. He is a professor and head of the Department of Navigation and Positioning at the Finnish Geodetic Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from University of Helsinki. He is the general chair of the IEEE conferences Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services held in 2010 and 2012, and scheduled this year for November 20–21 at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.