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Big Data Analytics Using Splunk: Deriving Operational Intelligence from Social Media, Machine Data, Existing Data Warehouses, and Other Real-Time Streaming Sources by Peter Zadrozny, Raghu Kodali

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CHAPTER 13

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Analyzing Foursquare Check-Ins

Location-based services—especially on mobile phones—are growing dramatically. With an ever increasing number of GPS-enabled smartphones in use, location data is adding a whole new dimension of applications, including advertising, recommendations of nearby businesses, and weather. In this chapter, we will focus on some of the basic concepts related to geographical (geo) location. We also discuss the intricacies of handling multiple time zones. For this, we will use the Foursquare service as the base of our examples.

Foursquare can be described as a location-centric social networking game. It allows you ...

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