Student Thesis STUD-2354

BibliographyHoyo, Daniel del: Probabilistic map representation using GeoTools.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Student Thesis No. 2354 (2012).
75 pages, english.
CR-SchemaC.2.4 (Distributed Systems)
H.3.4 (Information Storage and Retrieval Systems and Software)
I.3.5 (Computational Geometry and Object Modeling)

With the current raise of many different smartphones devices and tablets, which have among other functions, a GPS sensor, the ability to make use of services based in the user's location is increasing, as the number of applications offering this type of service. In addition, the number of social networks which allow users to share their location is also increasing. To avoid any kind of leak that could lead to violate user's privacy or security, location privacy techniques should be implemented. Obfuscation will be used in order to avoid the usage of third party solutions. The generation of cloaking regions allows users to define an associated privacy police and configuration, associated with every different type of feature, when map-aware knowledge is available. This paper presents different methods of probabilistic map representations and an obfuscation technique used when unveiling user's position.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems
Superviser(s)Skvorzov, Pavel
Entry dateMay 8, 2012
   Publ. Computer Science