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Location-Based Services Handbook by Mohammad Ilyas, Syed A. Ahson

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Chapter 8

Location-Based Services and Privacy

Nabil Ajam

8.1 Location-based Services

Location-based service (LBS) is a generic name for new kinds of services, where location information is an important parameter. There is no common definition for LBSs. Other terms mean the same as LBS and are used interchangeably (Kupper 2005), like location-aware service, location-related service, or location service. LBSs are intended to be the killer application in the next few years. Nowadays, the rapid development in the areas of mobile computing and advanced techniques enables location-aware mobile services to be developed. Those services may be value-added services or a completely new service. Location information is not usually relevant data to provide ...

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