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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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Chapter 3. The Application Server

Mobile location service applications require the complex systems integration of many different technology components. The spatial analysis server that is designed to provide routes, maps, and points of interest is highly specialized for the scalability and performance requirements of a carrier class application. Map database quality and coverage varies significantly among map data vendors. Because most spatial analysis software vendors require data compilation in a proprietary data format, there is no assurance that the necessary coverage will be available when it is required. Positioning products are dependent on the mobile operator's network and handset technology.

It is important that a mobile location service ...

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