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Lecture12 - LBS-A new technology Geography 12 Maps and...

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1 Geography 12: Maps and Spatial Reasoning Lecture 12: Navigation: Location-based services and Web Mapping Professor Keith Clarke LBS-A new technology Services developed and distributed by wireless and other providers that provide information specific to a location. Users do not have to manually specify ZIP codes or other location identifiers to use location-based services. Examples: Requesting the nearest business or service Receiving alerts Finding a friend LBS allows: Resource tracking Finding someone or something Proximity-based notification (push or pull) Proximity-based actuation (push or pull) Example: Nearest Business Receive alerts: Microsoft Bing
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2 Find a friend, or a car RFID tracking: Aeroscout Bladerunner Jackets (UK) RFID tag applications
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3 Precision Agriculture GPS enabled innovation Cell phone based-mobile search Pull technology: e.g. sports alerts on phones Push technology
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4 Navigation tools Some features Spoken street directions and turns
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