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Mobile Location Services: The Definitive Guide by Andrew Jagoe

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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 ...

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