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Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on (2006)
Semiahmoo Resort, Washington, USA
Apr. 6, 2006 to Apr. 7, 2006
ISSN: 1550-6193
ISBN: 0-7695-2439-7
pp: 34-42
Alex Varshavsky , University of Toronto, Canada
ABSTRACT
In this paper, we argue that localization solution based on cellular phone technology, specifically GSM phones, is a sufficient and attractive option in terms of coverage and accuracy for a wide range of indoor, outdoor, and placebased location-aware applications. We present preliminary results that indicate that GSM-based localization systems have the potential to detect the places that people visit in their everyday lives, and can achieve median localization accuracies of 5 and 75 meters for indoor and outdoor environments, respectively.
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Alex Varshavsky, "Are GSM Phones THE Solution for Localization?", Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, IEEE Workshop on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 34-42, 2006, doi:10.1109/WMCSA.2006.2
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