Research and Markets: Location-based Services (LBS) are Predicted to Finally Take off Beginning in Late 2005 to Early 2006.
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19950) has announced the addition of The Definitive Guide to Mobile Positioning The ability to pinpoint the location of a mobile caller or vehicle in transit. These location-based services (LBS) are used for emergency purposes as well as enhanced business applications such as location-sensitive billing, traffic updates, fleet management and asset and people tracking. and Location Management to their offering.
No attribute is more distinguishing and valuable to mobile network operators and their constituents (customers, suppliers, and investors) than customer location information. Location-based Services See mobile positioning. (LBS (Location-Based Services) See mobile positioning. ) are predicted to finally take off beginning in late 2005 to early 2006. Many people do not understand the underlying technologies necessary to position wireless devices, render the raw positioning data into usable location information, manage location information, place the information into context through Geographic Information Systems geographic information system (GIS)
Computerized system that relates and displays data collected from a geographic entity in the form of a map. The ability of GIS to overlay existing data with new information and display it in colour on a computer screen is used primarily to (GIS (1) (Geographic Information System) An information system that deals with spatial information. Often called "mapping software," it links attributes and characteristics of an area to its geographic location. ), and the issues associated with the use of location information by consuming LBS applications. This publication provides the reader with an easy to understand, step-by-step approach to location determination and management - crucial knowledge for exploiting location as a value-added service A value-added service (VAS) is a telecommunications industry term for non-core services or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions. enabler for mobile communications.
This publication provides the reader with an excellent understanding of mobile positioning function and inter-workings for all commercially deployed location determination technologies. It also provides an understanding of all the technologies involved in location services See mobile positioning. , how location data is used and processed, rendering it useful as location information for various LBS applications.
These four chapters each have comprehensive data and information:
2. Mobile Positioning Technologies
3. Geographical Information system Geographical Information System - Geographic Information System
4. Location Management
Features and Benefits
This publication will answer your most important questions including:
What are the primary positioning technologies for cellular communications and how do they work?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of various positioning methods for various types of location-based services (LBS)?
What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and why is important to positioning, location management, and LBS?
What are the standards-based means for managing location information?
Target Audience for this Publication
--Entrepreneurs and investors in the LBS applications and services industry
--Infrastructure and service providers in the positioning and location management sector
--Wireless carriers and location-based services providers
--Engineers, planners, product managers, and business development personnel
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