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Location-Aware Applications by Murat Aktihanoglu, Richard Ferraro

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Part 1. LBS, the big picture

In this first part of the book, we look at the big picture of location awareness and location-based services (LBSs).

From the first chapter, you’ll gain an understanding of what an LBS is and of the different elements that make up a typical service. It also widens your view of the range of LBS applications that exist across different industries and the globe.

Chapter 2 gives you all the facts you need to understand the positioning technologies available today, highlighting both their strengths and weaknesses in building location-aware applications.

Chapter 3 takes you through mapping options you can choose from when developing your application, and also covers the open source mapping components now available in ...

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