Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

Google discontinues location-based service “LATITUDE”

Google Inc has announced that it is going to pull the plug on it's location based service LATITUDE. Latitude, a location based app allows you...

Apple’s iOS8 silent war against location tracking

The truth is that our location is being constantly tracked... By NSA, by Google, Facebook, Foursquare, by governments, marketeers and location analytics firms. Companies...

Geo-Tagging helps fight corruption in Philippines

Geo-Tagging has been used in a lot of cool and fun ways in the past. Most of us would have geotagged friends on Facebook...

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...

NoiseTube – cool crowd-source noise mapping app

  Let's be honest, we live in a very loud world. Road traffic, construction sites, ambulances and other sounds create urban cacophony, which is not only a form...

Here On Biz – Location-Sharing for Business Professionals

LinkedIn is a great service but surprisingly it lacks of the most basic feature - geolocation. How is it even possible that such a...

How 3 word addresses helped to combat the cholera outbreak in Tanzania

What3Words is a simple idea that has slowly transformed the way the world uses addresses especially in developing countries that lack perfect addressing systems (Related: What3Words,...

Next big thing for drones is here!

History simply shows us that of all the awful things about wars, they do have one positive outcome - development of new technologies! As...

Wikipedia “Nearby” – Location-Based Wiki Search

Wikipedia has launched a new feature called "Nearby" that suggests articles based on a user's location. This Nearby page is accessible via the main menu in the mobile...

iOS6 & Apple Maps. Two Main Reasons Why Is That Bad.

Back in May 2012 we've been discussing at Geoawesomeness what should Apple do with their $97.6bn cash reserves... very soon it appeared we were...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

Nokia’s HERE maps opens a new self-service portal for developers

Nokia launched its new mapping self-service portal for their-party developers. Although HERE API offer a lot of great features, before now developers had to...

Apple vs. Google – Mapping World War

Just over a month ago I've been writing that I feel in my guts that Apple is about to launch their own mapping solution. Two days later...

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...

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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