The first comprehensive guide to building and deploying mobile location-based services
Detailed coverage of mobile location servers, client platforms, protocols, and standards
Mapping, geocoding, mobile positioning, security, personalization, privacy, and more
Foreword by Joe Astroth, Executive Vice President, Autodesk Location Services
"I expect this comprehensive book to inspire a new generation of engineers and to help propel a new wave of independent software vendors. I only wish it was available to our staff as we developed some of our earliest services."
Executive Vice President,
Autodesk Location Services
The first start-to-finish guide to developing location-based services.
Tomorrow's mobile applications must be smarter than ever, accessing and intelligently using a wide range of location data. In Mobile Location Services, leading mobile application consultant Andrew Jagoe presents the first end-to-end solutions guide to building and deploying location-based services and applications. Jagoe addresses every key development challenge and presents insightful case studies and interviews with key industry leaders.
Mobile location servers and the components of an end-to-end location-based solution
Spatial analysis: digital mapping, geocoding, routing, map image generation, and point-of-interest searches
Mobile positioning: using and augmenting GPS technology
Authentication and security in location-based applications
Personalization, profiling, and privacy
Mobile location clients: platform, protocols, languages, and localization issues
Key applications: navigation, emergency assistance, travel services, advertising/marketing, and more
Includes detailed appendices on the Geography Markup Language (GML), the Location Interoperability Forum's Mobile Location Protocol, and P3P privacy standards
The accompanying CD-ROM contains several useful tools for developing mobile location services, as well as a list of important resources on the Internet.