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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Location Web presentation at Web 2.0

Location Web

Location = context

Context -> higher relevancy -> user experience

Location is a killer mobile app enabler

Yoursite.com?lat=&lon=

Fire Eagle – location broker (get all inputs, have app (publisher) registered). Dopler as publisher. Fireball get access for the info

DO use FireEagle PHP library! (Update, query, integrate)

Geolocation methods:

Triangulation (WiFi 20[m], GPS 1[m], Cell Tower 2000[m]) {Loki JavaScript API http://loki.com/developers} Garmin device plug-in, get path data GPX

Association (IP Geolocation) {quova, ip2location}

Geo Term Extraction {MetaCarta Query Parser API, Urban Mapping GeoMods}

Geocoding {geonames (started with Tiger geoset in Postgres), Google, Yahoo, Geocoder.us}


 

JavaScript API

Browser.getGeoLocation() - LocationAvare.org

Mobile location

iPhone (WiFi, cell tower) and other mobile API

Symbian S60

J2ME/JSR-179

WHERE Widgets $3/mth for users, no need to have relationship with phone network provider – where wil do it for you {where.com}

SkyHook (WiFi only)


 

Cell Tower info sources

ZoneTag (yahoo)

OpenCellID

CellDB

WhereCamp unconference May 17-th, May 18-th. Mt. View

Important: only integrated (combined) location methods can provide reliavle location info


 

Geocoding Links:

  • geoNames web services: geonames.org/export
  • Google Geocoder class: code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/services.html#geocoding
  • Yahoo geocoding API
  • Geocoders.us

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