Visual Positioning Systems – An Extension to MoVIPS

Chadly Marouane,
Marco Maier,
Sebastian Feld,
Martin Werner

Abstract: Due to the increasing popularity of location-based services, the need for reliable and cost-effective indoor positioning methods is rising. As an alternative to radio-based localization methods, in 2011, we introduced MoVIPS (Mobile Visual Indoor Positioning System), which is based on the idea to extract visual feature points from a query image and compare them to those of previously collected geo-referenced images.