JP2009232203A - Position guidance system and method, mobile phone terminal, and route information delivery server - Google Patents

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JP2009232203A
JP2009232203A JP2008075769A JP2008075769A JP2009232203A JP 2009232203 A JP2009232203 A JP 2009232203A JP 2008075769 A JP2008075769 A JP 2008075769A JP 2008075769 A JP2008075769 A JP 2008075769A JP 2009232203 A JP2009232203 A JP 2009232203A
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A service such as guidance in a building is provided by detecting the position of a mobile phone terminal without depending on the position detection using a zone of a mobile base station.
A position ID information transmitter for transmitting position identification information, means for receiving position identification information, and means for transmitting identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the received position identification information. A mobile phone terminal, means for receiving location identification information and mobile phone terminal identification information, and guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information are received by the mobile phone terminal having the received mobile phone terminal identification information. And a route information distribution server provided with a means for replying, and the mobile phone terminal includes means for receiving guide information.
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  The present invention relates to a position guidance system and method, a mobile phone terminal, and a route information distribution server.

  Users who visit unfamiliar indoor facilities such as large shopping centers and large stations look for indoor guide maps posted on walls, etc., check the current location and the route to the destination, and then reach the destination It was moving. However, since indoor guide maps are only installed at limited locations such as doorways and near stairs at shopping centers, if you lose your destination or current location during your journey, you will be able to see the map again. There was a problem such as needing to return to.

  In order to solve such a problem, Patent Document 1 discloses a position detection system and a position detection apparatus using an infrared signal indoors. The content proposed here is that the position detection terminal receives the position ID transmitted by the infrared position ID transmitter installed indoors, and the position detection terminal itself detects the current position and displays it on the screen. The current position is detected by the position detection terminal, and the map information data for that purpose is also held by the position detection terminal itself.

JP 2000-111648 A JP 2002-117173 A

  However, with this technique, since the user can only know the current position of the position detection terminal, there is a problem that the location of the destination and the way to the destination cannot be checked. Also, since the position detection terminal detects the current position, it is necessary to store the map information data in the position detection terminal itself, so the map information of the entire indoor is acquired in advance before detecting the current position. There is a problem that must be kept. Furthermore, since it is necessary to store the map information data in the memory of the position detection terminal, there is a problem that the cost of the position detection terminal increases.

  A proposal for solving such a problem is disclosed in Patent Document 2. The proposal disclosed in Patent Document 2 has a guidance information management server, and can check the location of the destination and the way to the destination. Further, since the position detection device detects the current position, there is no need for the position detection terminal to acquire map information in advance. Therefore, it is not necessary to store map information data in the memory of the position detection terminal.

  However, in the proposal disclosed in Patent Document 2, since the wireless base station detects a mobile phone with a short communication distance such as a PHS (Personal Handy Phone) located in its own zone, the position detection is performed. A user who has a mobile phone terminal such as can only receive services. However, in view of the recent situation in which the number of PHS subscribers is drastically decreasing, a service form that is limited to users who have mobile phone terminals with a short communication distance such as PHS is not practical.

  The present invention has been made under such a background, and does not rely on position detection using a zone of a radio base station, but detects the position of a mobile phone terminal, thereby An object of the present invention is to provide a position guidance system and method and a mobile phone terminal and program capable of providing a service.

  The present invention includes a position ID information transmitter for transmitting position identification information, means for receiving the position identification information, and means for transmitting identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the received position identification information. Mobile phone terminal, means for receiving the identification information of the location and identification information of the mobile phone terminal, and mobile phone having the identification information of the received mobile phone terminal as guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information And a route information distribution server provided with a means for replying to the terminal, wherein the mobile phone terminal is provided with a means for receiving the guidance information.

  Further, when the present invention is viewed from the viewpoint of the position guidance method, the present invention is based on the fact that the position ID information transmitter transmits the position identification information, the mobile phone terminal receives the identification information, and the received position information. The identification information of the mobile phone terminal is transmitted together with the identification information, the route information distribution server receives the identification information of the location and the identification information of the mobile phone terminal, and receives the guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information. The mobile phone terminal returns information to the mobile phone terminal having the identification information of the mobile phone terminal, and the mobile phone terminal receives the guidance information.

  When the present invention is viewed from the viewpoint of a mobile phone terminal, the present invention includes means for receiving the position identification information from the position ID information transmitter for transmitting the position identification information, and the received position identification information. A mobile phone terminal comprising: means for transmitting identification information of the own mobile phone terminal; and means for receiving guide information transmitted by the route information distribution server.

  Further, when the present invention is viewed from the viewpoint of a route information distribution server, the present invention includes means for receiving the position identification information and the mobile phone terminal identification information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal of the present invention, and the received position. A route information distribution server comprising means for returning guidance information corresponding to the identification information to the mobile phone terminal having the received identification information of the mobile phone terminal.

  Further, when the present invention is viewed from the viewpoint of a program, the present invention identifies the position from the position ID information transmitter that transmits the position identification information to the information processing apparatus by installing the information processing apparatus. A function of a mobile phone terminal having a function of receiving information, a function of transmitting identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the identification information of the received position, and a function of receiving guidance information transmitted by the route information distribution server This is a program to be realized.

  Alternatively, the present invention is installed in the information processing apparatus, and the information processing apparatus receives the position identification information and the identification information of the mobile telephone terminal transmitted from the mobile phone terminal of the present invention. This is a program that realizes the function of a route information distribution server having a function of returning guidance information corresponding to position identification information to a mobile phone terminal having the received identification information of the mobile phone terminal.

  ADVANTAGE OF THE INVENTION According to this invention, services, such as guidance in a building, can be provided by detecting the position of a mobile telephone terminal irrespective of the position detection using the zone of a wireless base station.

(Description of Configuration of Embodiment)
A configuration of a position guidance system according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. FIG. 1 is an overall configuration diagram of a position guidance system according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the position guidance system according to the embodiment of the present invention.

  Referring to FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the location guidance system of this embodiment includes a user's mobile phone terminal 10, location ID information transmitters 20 a and 20 b, a route information distribution server 30, and a radio base of the mobile phone terminal 10. A station 40 and a communication network 50 are included. The mobile phone terminal 10 and the route information distribution server 30 are connected to each other via a communication network 50.

  The mobile phone terminal 10 is a wireless communication device such as a mobile phone, and includes a position ID information receiving unit 11 that is a function of receiving infrared information, and accesses the route information distribution server 30 so that the current location map information and destination candidates A position information transmission unit 12 that is a function for displaying information, route information to a destination, advertisement information, and the like is provided. Note that, here, the position ID information is transmitted and received by infrared information, but the position ID information can also be transmitted and received by a wireless signal such as a wireless tag.

  In addition, the location information transmission unit 12 of the mobile phone terminal 10 transmits the current location information received by the location ID information reception unit 11 and the information about the destination to which the user is going to the route information distribution server 30 via the communication network 50. It has a function to send.

  The current location map information is an indoor map showing the positional relationship between the current location of the mobile phone terminal 10 indoors such as a shopping center or a station premises and its surroundings. If it is a shopping center, it is on each floor. If it is in a station, such as a clothing store or restaurant, an elevator or an escalator, it includes location information such as a platform, stairs, ticket gate, toilet, and shop.

  The destination candidate information is information obtained by classifying destination candidates of users indoors such as a shopping center or a station yard by category. For example, in the case of a shopping center, category information such as clothing stores and restaurants and specific store information belonging to each category, and in a station premises, category information such as transfer and ticket gates, and route name information and ticket gates belonging to each category Information.

  The route information to the destination is the current position of the mobile phone terminal 10 and the route to the destination. In addition to the planar map information, the route information to the three-dimensional destination using stairs, elevators, escalators, etc. Includes route.

  The advertising information is information for expanding sales activities at shopping centers and stations. For example, in the case of a shopping center, there are today's bargain information, sale information, and latest product information.

  The position ID transmitters 20a and 20b are devices that transmit infrared signals, and are installed throughout the indoor ceiling or the like, and have a function of transmitting a position ID unique to the installation location using infrared signals.

  The route information distribution server 30 is an information processing device such as a personal computer or work station installed at a shopping center or station, and a server. The position information receiving unit 31 receives the current position received from the mobile phone terminal 10. The user's current location is specified from the information, and the guidance information transmission unit 32 has a function of generating current location map information and destination candidate information and transmitting them to the mobile phone terminal 10.

  In addition, the guidance information transmission unit 32 of the route information distribution server 30 has a function of generating route information from the user destination information received from the mobile phone terminal 10 to the destination and transmitting it to the mobile phone terminal 10.

Further, the guide information transmitting unit 32 of the route information distribution server 30 has a function of generating related advertisement information from the user destination information received from the mobile phone terminal 10 and transmitting it to the mobile phone terminal 10.
(Description of operation of the first embodiment)

  The operation of the position guidance system according to the first embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing the operation of the position guidance system of the first embodiment. 4-8 is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part 14 in 1st embodiment. As shown in FIG. 3, the user first accesses the route information distribution server 30 by operating the operation unit 15 of the mobile phone terminal 10 (step A1). In synchronization with this, the location ID information receiving unit 11 of the mobile phone terminal 10 receives the location ID information of the current location transmitted by the nearest location ID information transmitter 20a (step A2), and the location information transmitting unit 12 The position ID information is transmitted to the route information distribution server 30 (step A3).

  When the location information receiving unit 31 of the route information distribution server 30 receives the location ID information of the current location of the mobile phone terminal 10 (step A4), the guidance information transmitting unit 32 generates current location surrounding map information and destination candidate information. Then, it is transmitted to the mobile phone terminal 10 (step A5).

  When the guidance information receiving unit 13 of the mobile phone terminal 10 receives the current location surrounding map information and the destination candidate information transmitted by the route information distribution server 30 (step A6), the surrounding information is displayed on the display unit 14.

  For example, as shown in FIG. 4, the display unit 14 displays a map of the floor on which the user is currently present and the current position, and the destination can be selected from candidates or directly input. When the user operates the operation unit 15 to select a desired destination from the destination candidates (step A7), the location information transmission unit 12 of the mobile phone terminal 10 sends the destination information to the route information distribution server 30. Transmit (step A8). For example, when one of the destination candidates for each category is selected as shown in FIG. 5, detailed destination candidates are displayed as shown in FIG. 6, and the destination to be finally reached can be selected. Further, as shown in FIG. 7, it is also possible to search by directly inputting the destination.

  Next, when the location information receiving unit 31 of the route information distribution server 30 receives the destination information sent from the mobile phone terminal 10 (step A9), the guidance information transmitting unit 32 receives information from the current location to the destination. Route information is generated (step A10) and transmitted to the mobile phone terminal 10 together with the map information to the destination (step A11).

When receiving the route information and map information to the destination transmitted by the information distribution server 30 (step A12), the guide information receiving unit 13 of the mobile phone terminal 10 displays the map and route to the destination on the display unit 14. . For example, as shown in FIG. 8, the moving route from the current position to the destination can be displayed on the map and the moving method can be displayed.
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  The first effect is that a user who visits a shopping center or a station can reach a destination without hesitation. If it is a shopping center, it can be smoothly guided to a target store, and if it is within a station, it is possible to guide the transfer smoothly, so that the user can be moved efficiently.

The second effect is that advertising information limited to information related to the destination can be sent, so that sales expansion activities targeting individuals can be performed.
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  A second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS. FIG. 9 is a flowchart showing the operation of the position guidance system of the second embodiment. FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a display example of the display unit 14 in the second embodiment. The operation (steps B1 to B10) from when the location information transmission unit 12 of the mobile phone terminal 10 generates the route information to the destination after transmitting the location ID information of the current location to the route information distribution server 30 is as follows. This is the same as in the first embodiment.

  Next, when the location information receiving unit 31 of the route information distribution server 30 receives the destination information sent from the mobile phone terminal 10 (step B9), the guidance information transmitting unit 32 receives information from the current location to the destination. Route information is generated (step B10), and at the same time, advertisement information related to the user's destination is generated (step B11), and transmitted to the mobile phone terminal 10 together with the map information to the destination (step B12).

When the guide information receiving unit 13 of the mobile phone terminal 10 receives the route information, the map information, and the advertisement information to the destination transmitted by the guide information transmitting unit 32 of the information distribution server 30 (step B13), the map to the destination is received. The advertisement information is displayed on the display unit 14 together with the route. For example, as shown in FIG. 10, the travel route from the current position to the destination can be displayed on a map and advertisement information such as sale information can be displayed.
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  An example of a program that realizes the functions of the mobile phone terminal 10 and the route information distribution server 30 in the position guidance system of the present embodiment by installing in the information processing apparatus will be described. Here, the information processing apparatus is, for example, a general-purpose microcomputer apparatus built in the mobile phone terminal 10 or a general-purpose computer apparatus that operates as the route information distribution server 30.

  By recording the program of this embodiment on a recording medium, the information processing apparatus can install the program of this embodiment using this recording medium. Alternatively, the program of the present embodiment can be directly installed on the information processing apparatus from the server holding the program of the present embodiment via the network.

  Thereby, using the information processing apparatus, the position ID information receiving unit 11, the position information transmitting unit 12, the guide information receiving unit 13 in the mobile phone terminal 10 of the present embodiment, the position information receiving unit 31 in the route information distribution server 30, Among the functions of the guide information transmission unit 32 and the like, a function for controlling the processing procedure can be realized.

  The program of this embodiment includes not only a program that can be directly executed by the information processing apparatus but also a program that can be executed by being installed on a hard disk or the like. Also included are those that are compressed or encrypted.

  The present invention can be applied not only to shopping centers and station premises, but also to indoor location guidance such as department stores, hotels, airports, libraries, buildings, and exhibition halls. It can also be applied to applications such as mobile phone train transfer guidance systems.

It is a whole lineblock diagram of a position guidance system of an embodiment of the present invention. It is a block block diagram of the position guidance system of embodiment of this invention. It is a flowchart which shows operation | movement of the position guidance system of 1st embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 1st embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 1st embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 1st embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 1st embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 1st embodiment. It is a flowchart which shows operation | movement of the position guidance system of 2nd embodiment. It is a figure which shows the example of a display of the display part in 2nd embodiment.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 Mobile phone terminal 11 Position ID information receiving part 12 Position information transmitting part 13 Guidance information receiving part 14 Display part 15 Operation part 20a, 20b Position ID information transmitter 30 Route information distribution server 31 Position information receiving part 32 Guidance information transmitting part 40 Wireless base station 50 communication network

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  1. A position ID information transmitter for transmitting position identification information;
    A mobile phone terminal comprising: means for receiving the identification information of the position; and means for transmitting the identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the received identification information of the position;
    Means for receiving the identification information of the location and identification information of the mobile phone terminal, and means for returning guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information to the mobile phone terminal having the received identification information of the mobile phone terminal A route information distribution server with
    The mobile phone terminal is provided with means for receiving the guidance information.
  2. The mobile phone terminal includes means for transmitting destination information,
    The position guidance system according to claim 1, wherein the route information distribution server includes means for generating route information and map information as a route from the current position of the mobile phone terminal to a destination as the guidance information.
  3.   The position guidance system according to claim 2, wherein the route information distribution server includes means for generating advertisement information related to a destination of the mobile phone terminal as the guide information.
  4. A position ID information transmitter transmits position identification information,
    The mobile phone terminal receives the identification information, transmits the identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the received location identification information,
    The route information distribution server receives the identification information of the location and the identification information of the mobile phone terminal, and returns guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information to the mobile phone terminal having the received identification information of the mobile phone terminal. And
    The mobile phone terminal receives the guidance information. A location guidance method, wherein:
  5. The mobile phone terminal transmits destination information,
    The location guidance method according to claim 4, wherein the route information distribution server generates route information and map information as a route from the current position of the mobile phone terminal to a destination as the guidance information.
  6.   The position guidance method according to claim 5, wherein the route information distribution server generates advertisement information related to a destination of the mobile phone terminal as the guide information.
  7. Means for receiving the position identification information from the position ID information transmitter for transmitting the position identification information;
    Means for transmitting the identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the identification information of the received position;
    Means for receiving guidance information transmitted by the route information distribution server.
  8.   8. The mobile phone terminal according to claim 7, further comprising means for transmitting destination information to the route information distribution server.
  9. Means for receiving the identification information of the position and the identification information of the mobile phone terminal transmitted from the mobile phone terminal according to claim 7;
    A route information distribution server comprising: means for returning guidance information corresponding to the received location identification information to the mobile phone terminal having the received mobile phone terminal identification information.
  10. Means for receiving destination information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal according to claim 8;
    The route information distribution server according to claim 9, comprising: route information and map information that serve as a route from the current position of the mobile phone terminal to a destination as the guide information.
  11.   The route information distribution server according to claim 10, further comprising means for generating advertisement information related to a destination of the mobile phone terminal as the guide information.
  12. By installing on an information processing device,
    A function of receiving the position identification information from the position ID information transmitter for transmitting the position identification information;
    A function of transmitting the identification information of the mobile phone terminal together with the identification information of the received position;
    A program that realizes the function of a mobile phone terminal having a function of receiving guidance information transmitted by a route information distribution server.
  13.   The program according to claim 12, which realizes a function of transmitting destination information to the route information distribution server.
  14. By installing on an information processing device,
    A function of receiving the identification information of the position and the identification information of the mobile phone terminal transmitted from the mobile phone terminal according to claim 7;
    A program that realizes the function of a route information distribution server comprising a function of returning guidance information corresponding to identification information of a received position to a mobile phone terminal having identification information of the received mobile phone terminal.
  15. A function of receiving destination information transmitted from the mobile phone terminal according to claim 8;
    The program according to claim 14, wherein the guide information includes a function of generating route information and map information serving as a route from a current position of the mobile phone terminal to a destination.
  16.   The program according to claim 15, wherein the program realizes a function of generating advertisement information related to a destination of the mobile phone terminal as the guide information.
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