Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Twist App Will Tell People When You’ll Arrive

Simple but brilliant idea for an app! My girlfriend is always late for meetings and I can think about a lot of better things...

New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit...

Google Maps Coordinate – new project to spatially coordinate your employees

Google Enterprise has launched a new tool to spatially geographically coordinate your employees. It's simple concept that is used for ages all around the...

Facebook Has Launched New ‘Nearby’ Feature – Foursquare and Yelp Killer?

Did you also had the feeling that Facebook is not really making much use of location? After acquisition of Gowalla in Dec last year...

Let your loved ones know you’re safe with Google’s new safety app

In the ever-connected world that we live in, it can be worrisome not to know the exact whereabouts of a loved one; or sometimes...

Google Maps For iOS6…? Unlikely

Every owner of iPhone knows that Apple Maps are just terrible (comparing to Google or even Nokia)... Unfortunately there are no good news for those hoping to see...

Let’s “Hoppr”: Location Based Service On Any Mobile Device In India!

Everyone's "Hoppr" (read Hopping) around these days in India. Hoppr is a mobile device-agnostic location based service developed by a India based company - Y2CF Digital...

Bing Maps now uses live traffic and geocoding from Nokia

Apparently the collaboration of Microsoft and Nokia goes beyond Lumia smartphones. After the latest up-date the  - now uses Nokia's live traffic and geocoding...

New Earthquake Alert Smartphone App That Saves Lives

Earthquakes take thousands of lives in China every year. One of the biggest in recent history was in 2008 when as many as 90,000...

Looking forward to Near-realtime and Dynamic 4D Geo-referenced Video Mapping: A new dimension to...

No doubt, Street Viewing  (for example, Google Street Viewing) introduced a new dimension to the way we represent and map places. Though movie mapping...

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...

Geospatial video making!

How many times have we tried to create cool videos of our over complicated data on Google Earth and gave up not being able...

New Nokia’s Mapping Platfrom Called “Here” Coming to iOS and Android

Nokia announced their new rebranded and enhanced version of Nokia Maps called Here. It will be available as both a free app and API for developers. According...

Microsoft details challenges it’s facing with indoor navigation app Path Guide

In June 2017, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, passed the 45 million annual passengers mark. Soon, this number would...

Location Based Services – emergency applications

One of the fundamental application of LBS is utilizing the ability to locate an individual calling to emergency response agency (911 in US, 112...

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