Location-Based Services

Location-Based Services

1st Edition - April 30, 2004

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  • Editors: Jochen Schiller, Agnès Voisard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491721
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781558609297

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Location-based services (LBS) are a new concept integrating a user’s geographic location with the general notion of services, such as dialing an emergency number from a cell phone or using a navigation system in a car. Incorporating both mobile communication and spatial data, these applications represent a novel challenge both conceptually and technically. The purpose of this book is to describe, in an accessible fashion, the various concepts underlying mobile location-based services. These range from general application-related ideas to technical aspects. Each chapter starts with a high level of abstraction and drills down to the technical details. Contributors examine each application from all necessary perspectives, namely, requirements, services, data, and scalability. An illustrative example begins early in the book and runs throughout, serving as a reference.

Key Features

· This book defines the LBS field and identifies its capabilities, challenges, and technologies.
· The contributors are recognized experts from academia and industry.
· Coverage includes navigation systems, middleware, interoperability, standards, and mobile communications.
· A sample application, the "find-friend" application, is used throughout the book to integrate the concepts discussed in each chapter.


database professionals and researchers, software engineers, systems architects, project leader, project manager, web services professionals, mobile services professionals

Table of Contents

  • Introduction - Jochen Schiller and Agnès Voisard • Chapter 1 General Aspects of Location Based Services - Sarah Spiekermann • Chapter 2 Case Study: The Development of the Find Friends Application - Mark Strassman and Clay Collier • Chapter 3 Navigation Systems: A Spatial Database Perspective - Shashi Shekhar, Ranga Raju Vatsavai, Xiaobin Ma, and Jin Soung Yoo • Chapter 4 Middleware for Location-Based Services - Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto • Chapter 5 Database Aspects of Location-Based Services - Christian Jensen • Chapter 6 LBS Interoperability Through Standards - Lance McKee • Chapter 7 Data Collection - Joerg Roth • Chapter 8 Data Transmission in Mobile Communication Systems - Holger Karl

Product details

  • No. of pages: 255
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2004
  • Published: April 30, 2004
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491721
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781558609297

About the Editors

Jochen Schiller

Affiliations and Expertise

Free University, Berlin, Germany

Agnès Voisard

Agnès Voisard is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin and a System Architect at Kivera, Inc. Her research interests include data models for geographic and environmental information systems, interoperability in information systems, and navigation systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fraunhofer ISST (Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik)and Free University Berlin, Germany

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  • Qasim Thu Dec 12 2019

    Location Based Services Data vitalization

    Location it means spatial ,,,,so spatial data it's the location data , combination with Geo-spatial data ,, to give life for location there is system under name of GIS...