Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Cloak – location-based anti-social app lets you avoid annoying friends and exes

Mass usage of location-based networks and apps has a certain risk... unintentionally you might give strangers easy access to you sensitive private data about...

Your smart phone will soon be able to predict where your going in next...

What results come out from Nokia Mobile Data Challenge  (data from smartphones of almost 200 participants captured constantly for 1+ year)? Researchers from University of Birmingham claim...

Image2Geographic-Coordinate: A new Location Referencing System

This reminds me of  one of my Reference System’s classes in the Institute for Geoinformatics Muenster, Germany, when the professor asked to mention different...

“HERE” : The latest location experience from Nokia

Nokia rebrands its digital mapping and location services with a new name titled "HERE". HERE is no longer just an app, all of Nokia's...

Google LBS strategy – pushing forward the industry.

Google is pushing forward it's location-based features. Two days ago with the latest Google Maps update on Android market (v 5.12.0) it added live nearby...

Microsoft’s Cloud-Based GPS Gets Your Location With A Tiny Fraction Of The Power

Battery draining is one of the biggest limitations of location-based apps. Few hours with Google Maps navigation on and the phone is dead. I...

GNSS, Space Politics and Future of PNT – based Businesses (LBS)

Please consider, if I sounds stupid. when I first heard about GIS I thought ESRI ArcGIS is GIS later on i figured out how...

How wireless carriers are making money on selling your location?

Most of us are more or less aware that in the era of the digital, connected world, where all of us are online 24h...

IPHONE 4S combines GPS and GLONASS for Precise Geolocation.

Interestingly grand, to realise that my new IPHONE 4S can refine my geolocation combining GPS + GLONASS satellites.  Is that to say,  I could...

New Taxi Ordering Service By TomTom

TomTom one of the major world navigation systems and map data provider doesn't want to make life easier to startups focused on convenient ways...

User Motivations and Behavioural Patterns on Foursquare

Why people broadcast their location? Foursquare and other Location Sharing Services (or Location Based Social Networks) have been used for marketing purposes from the begging of...

Open Street Art Mapping,OSAM; another interesting Crowdsourced Mapping Project.

Great idea, borrowing a leaf from the Open Street Map, OSM concept. The Big Art Mob project can be seen as a cool project...

PathSense – new location API without GPS and battery drain

Recently I come around an interesting start-up called PathSense. It promises a precise positioning for location-based apps with 90% less battery drain compared to GPS...

Podcast: Best Practices on Creating a Successful Location Based Marketing Campaign

Today I found this interesting podcast from Inbound Now with a guest Aaron Strout - co-author of Location Based Marketing For Dummies. It's really...

TED talks: How to fool a GPS

I found today this interesting TED talk by Todd Humphreys - the director of the University of Texas at Austin's Radionavigation Laboratory. He forecasts...

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