Volume III-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 45-52, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-45-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 45-52, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-45-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  02 Jun 2016

02 Jun 2016

WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES AS A SOURCE OF CAR NAVIGATION LANDMARKS

N. Binski, L. Zhang, and S. Dalyot N. Binski et al.
  • Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty, The Technion, Haifa, Israel

Keywords: Navigation, Landmarks, Wikipedia, Survey Knowledge, Data Mining, VGI

Abstract. Car navigation system devices provide today with an easy and simple solution to the basic concept of reaching a destination. Although these systems usually achieve this goal, they still deliver a limited and poor sequence of instructions that do not consider the human nature of using landmarks during wayfinding. This research paper addresses the concept of enriching navigation route instructions by adding supplementary route information in the form of landmarks. We aim at using a contributed source of landmarks information, which is easy to access, available, show high update rate, and have a large scale of information. For this, Wikipedia was chosen, since it represents the world’s largest free encyclopaedia that includes information about many spatial entities. A survey and classification of available landmarks is implemented, coupled with ranking algorithms based on the entries’ categories and attributes. These are aimed at retrieving the most relevant landmark information required that are valuable for the enrichment of a specific navigation route. The paper will present this methodology, together with examples and results, showing the feasibility of using this concept and its potential of enriching navigation processes.