Research and Markets: Location-Based Services and Geo-Information Engineering

DUBLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009 Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report " Location-Based Services and Geo-Information Engineering" to their offering.

Location-Based Services (LBS) are the delivery of data and information services where the content of those services is tailored to the current location and context of a mobile user. This is a new and fast-growing technology sector incorporating GIS, wireless technologies, positioning systems and mobile human-computer interaction. Geo-Information (GI) Engineering is the design of dependably engineered solutions to society's use of geographical information and underpins applications such as LBS. These are brought together in this comprehensive text that takes the reader through from source data to product delivery.

This book will appeal to professionals and researchers in the areas of GIS, mobile telecommunications services and LBS. It provides a comprehensive view and in-depth knowledge for academia and industry alike. It serves as essential reading and an excellent resource for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in GIScience, Geography, Mobile Computing or Information Systems who wish to develop their understanding of LBS.

Key Topics Covered:

Mastering GIS Series: Foreword


The Context of Location-Based Services

  • Introduction
  • The Information Society
  • The Digital City
  • The New Mobility
  • Outline of Following Chapters

Technological Convergence: Towards Location-Based Services

  • Introduction
  • The Internet and World Wide Web
  • New Information and Communication Technologies
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Convergence of Technologies

GIS and Geo-Information Engineering

  • Introduction
  • Where is . . . ? How Do I Get there?
  • Defining GIS
  • Exploring GIS Software
  • Issues of GIScience
  • GI Engineering: the Rise of Ubiquitous GIS?

Location-Based Services

  • Introduction
  • Are Location-Based Services New?
  • From Locating Services to Location-Based Services
  • E911 and E112 Mandates
  • Keitai
  • LBS Architecture
  • Application Areas
  • Implications of LBS for GIScience

Data for Location-Based Services

  • Introduction
  • The Size and Granularity of the Problem
  • Data Collection Technologies
  • Data Quality Issues
  • Organizing and Accessing Data

Locating the User

  • Introduction
  • Positioning Technologies
  • Global Positioning System
  • Network-Based Positioning Technologies
  • Short Range Positioning Technologies
  • Hybrid Positioning Approaches

Context in Location-Based Services

  • Introduction
  • Context and Context-Awareness
  • Context in LBS
  • Environment as Context
  • Technology as Context
  • User as Context
  • Dynamics of Context

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