Mobile Location Tracking: Indoor and Outdoor Location Tracking

Mobile Location Tracking: Indoor and Outdoor Location Tracking

Sima Nadler (IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0945-5.ch009
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Abstract

One of the key things that differentiate mobile devices from static computing platforms is the ability to provide information about the device user's location. While the raw location is often useful, it is the ability to understand the user's context that makes this capability so powerful. This chapter will review the technologies used today to provide location tracking of mobile devices and which are best for different types of use cases. It will also address challenges associated with location tracking, such as accuracy, performance and privacy.
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Background

Location-based services have become very popular both in the general public and enterprises, with the advent of smartphones and other sophisticated mobile devices. While many people are accustomed to using such services, knowledge of how they work, and which underlying technologies are most appropriate for different types of use cases, remains limited even to experienced developers.

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