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NCGIA Research - Indoor Spaces and Indoor Navigation

Researchers in NCGIA are investigating theories and representations for indoor spaces and support for navigation in indoor spaces.  Theories for indoor spaces consider the behavior of indoor spatial objects and characteristics of indoor spaces that are distinct from outdoor space. Navigation in outdoor space has come to rely heavily on GPS but no single technology similarly supports indoor navigation. NCGIA research is investigating support for indoor navigation strategies and seamless transitions from outdoor to indoor space.

Applications for indoor models and navigation include:


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