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 ...