126.099 Location Based Services
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

- Have an overview of the research fields within LBS

- Describe the basic principles of outdoor and indoor positioning

- Understand the concepts of context-awareness, user-centered design, usability, and privacy

- Understand the basic components of mobile navigation systems (the most popular LBS application)

- Understand the basis of GPS tracking

- Understand the basis of automated driving

- Have some hands-on experiences on LBS research

Subject of course

We will cover different aspects of LBS, such as positioning, modelling and communication/presentation. In addition to lectures, students will work in group to design LBS applications or dealing with LBS-related research topics.

Teaching methods

- Theoretical lectures

- Discussion of case studies

- Group supervision during the semester

- 2 presentation sessions to allow the students to defend their projects

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue11:00 - 13:0010.03.2020Seminarraum 127 Introduction
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

There will be a theoretical test as well as a project. The project will be developed during the semester and the students will have to do 2 presentations for their colleagues (mid-term and final).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.02.2020 12:00 10.03.2020 12:00 17.03.2020 23:00

Registration modalities:

Register at TISS



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