Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Jinjin Yan

Seamless Pedestrian Navigation in Indoor/Outdoor Large Spaces with No Clear Patterns for Movement

This research proposes a space definition framework to categorize built environments into indoor, outdoor, semi-indoor and semi-outdoor spaces, because contemporary public buildings and precincts are becoming conglomerates of open, semi-open and closed spaces. Such classification allows all environments to be extracted as 3D spaces (volumes) and share the same space-based navigation network extraction approach, further enabling seamless indoor/outdoor path computation.


Journal Articles

  • Yan, J., Diakite, A. A., and Zlatanova, S. (2019). A generic space definition framework to support seamless indoor/outdoor navigation systems. Transactions in GIS. 2019;00:1–23.
  • Yan, J., Diakite, A. A., Zlatanova, S, and Aleksandrov, M. (2019). Top-Bounded Spaces Formed by the Built Environment for Navigation Systems. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(5), 224,

Conference Papers

  • Yan, J., Zlatanova, S., Aleksandrov, M., Diakite, A.A., & Pettit, C. (2019). Integration of 3D objects and Terrain for 3D Modelling Supporting the Digital Twin. ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-10,
  • Yan, J., Diakite, A. A., and Zlatanova, S. (2018). AN EXTRACTION APPROACH OF THE TOP-BOUNDED SPACE FORMED BY BUILDINGS FOR PEDESTRIAN NAVIGATION, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4, 247-254,
  • Alattas, A.F.M., van Oosterom, P.J.M., Zlatanova, S., Diakite, A.A., and Yan, J. (2018). Developing a database for the LADM-IndoorGML model. Proceedings of the 6th International FIG 3D Cadastre Workshop. 261-277.


  • Urban Data Visualisation (BENV7501), 2018