John Heidemann

Using Geospatial Information in Sensor Networks

TitleUsing Geospatial Information in Sensor Networks
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsJ. Heidemann, and N. Bulusu
Date Publishedoct

This paper describes several ways sensor networks can benefit from geospatial information and identifies two research directions. First, better models of localization error, logical location, and communications costs are required to understand the interactions between spatial information and control and communications algorithms in sensor networks. Second, wider use of spatial information in densely deployed sensor networks will move sensor networking applications from simple tracking to object counting and area monitoring, and can enable the use of data mining techniques to sensor networks for ``spatial sensor mining''.