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

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Chapter 11

Data-Flow Management for Location-Based Service Applications Using the Zoning Concept

Suleiman Almasri and Ziad Hunaiti

11.1 Introduction

The world has undergone a major revolution in information and communication technology (ICT) over the last decade. This was mainly driven by the advancement and evolution of internet and satellite telecommunications, which resulted in transforming our way of life (Kubber, 2005). For example, the demand for accessing information is becoming increasingly important and the need to have “anytime-anywhere” connectivity has also emerged. Thanks to advanced wireless and mobile networks, which are becoming more than a medium for voice and short messages services (SMS), rich data like video, web browsing, ...

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