Location-Based Services

illustration mobile phone

Our group on “Location-Based Services (LBS)” tackles research questions that arise in the mobile information society from a geographic information science (GIScience) perspective. Specifically, our group focuses on:

  1. Design of human-centered LBS (typically mobile applications on smartphones or wearable devices) to better support people’s daily decision-making and activities in space (e.g., navigation/wayfinding, city exploration, and social interaction);
  2. Use of LBS and location/activity-sensing technologies to study and model people’s perception of, experiences and behaviors in space (e.g., emotions towards environments, and mobility within a city).

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research field, we often employ both empirical (e.g., lab/field experiments, and focus groups) and computational methods (e.g., data modeling, data analysis, simulation and prediction).

Group leader

Dr. Haosheng Huang

Group members

Wangshu Wang (external PhD candidate, TU Vienna),

Julian Kissling (MSc candidate)

Martin Perebner (external MSc candidate, TU Vienna)

Junyan Li (external MSc candidate, TU Munich)

Belongs to the organizational unit

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)