Positioning Accuracy and Speed Requirements for Mobile Location Services Applications

Mobile location service applications vary widely in their requirements for speed and accuracy. Table 5.1 was developed by Mobile Streams (http://www.mobilestreams.com) to compare the requirements of common location service applications.

Table 5.1. Comparing the Requirements of Common Location Service Applications
ApplicationEntry-Level Accuracy RequirementsMass Acceptance Accuracy RequirementsCustom Device Required?ObjectiveLocation Frequency
Location-sensitive billingCell/Sector250mNoCompetitive pricingOriginated calls, received calls, midcall
Roadside assistance500m125mNoSend helpOriginated calls
Mobile yellow pagesCell/Sector250mNoWhat's near me?Originated calls ...

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