Chapter 5. Mobile Positioning
In addition to having a high-quality map database and a massively scalable suite of tools to perform spatial analyses such as routing and POI lookups, for a mobile locations services solution to be effective it must be possible to look up and pinpoint a user's location. A discussion of mobile positioning completes our focus on the location-specific components of your mobile location services infrastructure, as shown in Figure 5.1.
Figure 5.1. Location Server Components of a Mobile Location Service Architecture.
There are a variety of positioning solutions available, which can be broken into three groups: handset-based ...