3D-NAVI-EXPO is an
cooperation project targeting the Shanghai
2010 with a consortium consisting of Finnish
and Chinese partners.
The consortium consists of a university, three research institutes and
Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI,
Tampere University of Technology
Chinese Academy of Surveying and
Shanghai Institute of Technical
The project is
co-funded by TEKES, FGI, Nokia, Fastrax and TerraSolid.
The project implemented four key
in a smart phone,
3D-modelling technology, and
awareness technology. Project phases:
Concept consolidation, user requirement analysis and system design.
01.Oct.2007 - 02.July.2008.
System Implementation. 03.July.2008-08.Feb.2010.
System Test and Demonstration During the exposition period. 09.Feb.2010
The technologies developed in this project will bring
to the mobile users and open a door for new mobile applications. With
the project deliverables, the mobile users will freely experience the
3D personal navigation service during the World Exposition in Shanghai.
The 3D-city model will bring new 3D navigation experience to the mobile
users, while the multi-sensor positioning solution will locate the
mobile users with higher reliability and accuracy. The mobile users
will be precisely guided to their expected destinations anytime
anywhere inside the EXPO area. The 3D personal navigation application
can be a useful tool for the industry to explore new mobile navigation
applications. It can be easily modified as a commercial product too.
carried out in the project: one in Shanghai EXPO, while the other in
center, Espoo, Finland. As
was not allowed to
setup the 3D models of the Shanghai EXPO area to the Internet for free
and installation by the mobile users according to the Chinese law, the
in Shanghai EXPO was conducted by 30 students from the Eastern Normal
in Shanghai. The
Tapiola center can be carried out by mobile users themselves.Before experiencing the 3D personal
navigation in Tapiola, the mobile users need to download the 3D
navigation SW and the 3D model of the test field from the project web
page and install
models to the user’s own phone.
team has published 39 scientific papers including 7 journal papers, 30
presented in international conferences, and 2 theses. The list of
can be found from subpage Publications. Awards:
The project team has
won the following 3 awards in international conferences:
paper in ION
GNSS 2010, Portland, US, won by Wei Chen with a paper titled “A Novel
Stride Length Estimation Method for Pedestrian Dead Reckoning”.
of Track A in the
ION/IEEE PLANS 2010 conference, won by Yuwei Chen with a paper titled
Error Detection and Correction Method of a Multi-sensor Multi-network
Positioning Platform for Pedestrian Indoor Navigation”
the student grant
to participate in the IEEE International conference on Instrumentation
Measurement Technology, 2010, 3 – 6, May 2010, Austin, Texas, by Wei
a paper titled “An Adaptive Calibration Approach for a 2-Axis Digital
in Low-Cost Pedestrian Navigation”
Project Work Known to the Public Articles in magazines,
paper and Internet: The project work has been reported in
news paper and Internet media in US, China and Finland. It was selected
cover story in the most popular magazine in the area of navigation,
World”. The project work has been published in the following media:
World”.Feb. issue of 2010 with the
title: “Moving to 3D Nav - For Smartphone LBS”
02/2010 “3D-mobiilipaikannusta Shanghai Expoon”.
(A Finnish National TV Channel) in the program "Tutkiva
Juttu/Investigating Case" on Thu 12.11.2009 8pm / Sat 14.11.2009 4.50pm
the episode "Terrible sense of direction". Only part of the program
(sensing direction using the state-of-the-art navigation technologies)
the project work.
issue of project
knowledge dissemination, one workshop has been organized in April, 2010
when Prof. John Raquet from the US Air Force Institute of Technology
FGI. In the workshop, all Finnish partners presented the research
the project in addition to the presentation given by Prof. Raquet on
visual-aided navigation. Along
companies, the project had a booth in the exhibition area of the
conference of “Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and
Service”, UPINLBS 2010, organized by IEEE, Nordic Institute of
FGI on 13th - 15th Oct. 2010 in Masala, Kirkkonummi, Finland. A leaflet
3D-NAVI-EXPO project, a project presentation, selected scientific
papers, and a
list of scientific papers were available in the booth for the 150
of the conference.