126.099 Location Based Services
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

- Have an overview of the research fields within LBS.

- Describe the basic principles of outdoor and indoor positioning.

- Understand the concepts of context-awareness, user-centered design, usability, and privacy.

- Understand the basic components of mobile navigation systems.

- Understand the basis of GPS tracking.

- Understand the basis of automated driving.

- Have some hands-on experiences on LBS research.

Subject of course

We will cover different aspects of LBS, such as positioning, modelling and communication/presentation. In addition to lectures, students will work in group to design LBS applications or dealing with LBS-related research topics.

Teaching methods

- Theoretical lectures

- Discussion of case studies

- Group supervision during the semester

- 2 presentation sessions to allow the students to defend their projects

Mode of examination


Additional information

Due to a shortage of resources, we have to limit the capacity of this course! If you are interested in taking the course, please register for the "waiting list" - if we get additional resources, we may be able to provide additional capacity. 

Please note: this course starts on Mar 8th in EI 11! The details on where (EI 11 or Online) each individual lecture will take place will be available in the first lecture. 



Course dates

Tue11:00 - 14:0014.03.2023 - 27.06.2023EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Location Based Services - Single appointments
Tue14.03.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue21.03.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue28.03.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue18.04.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue25.04.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue02.05.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue09.05.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue16.05.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue23.05.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue06.06.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue13.06.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue20.06.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Tue27.06.202311:00 - 14:00EI 11 Geodäsie HS - GEO Class
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

There will be a theoretical test as well as a project. The project will be developed during the semester and the students will have to do 2 presentations for their colleagues (mid-term and final).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.01.2023 12:00 05.03.2023 23:00 14.03.2023 23:00

Registration modalities

Register at TISS



No lecture notes are available.


  • Attendance Required!