geolocation


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geolocation

(GEOgraphic LOCATION) The physical location of an object in the world, which may be described by degrees of longitude and latitude or by a more identifiable place such as city or residence. Being able to identify the location of a user via the geolocation methods in a smartphone (GPS, cellular, etc.) has enabled entirely new applications and businesses. For example, users can get spoken directions to a destination, locate friends in the vicinity or request the closest cab (see transportation network company).
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Companies will pay for this: In a subscription model, for example, users can expect to invest anywhere from several hundred dollars per month to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on Web-site traffic and the intended use of the geolocation data.
Twitter is now allowing its externally built applications to provide geolocation features to end-users, after announcing its intention to do so in August.
Geolocation determines a user's location using information from nearby Wi-Fi networks and shares that information with Web sites so they can provide more targeted information to the user.
Abstract--We evaluated light-based geolocation estimates from pop-up satellite tags in high latitudes because some of the largest fisheries in the world are in areas where this technique has not been assessed.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 7, 2005 - (JCNN) - Space Communications Corporation has announced the deployment of satellite geolocation system satID, as supplied by British-based QinetiQ, a defence technology and security company.
Poisel (Raytheon Missile Systems) gathers many of the algorithms used for the geolocation of targets, and describes how to apply them in new designs and situations.
The system's geolocation capability enables it to locate emitters with targetable precision and pass the information to others in the battle management network.
The High Band Subsystem will provide signal intelligence and geolocation capability for airborne reconnaissance platforms.
intercept, identification and geolocation of enemy emitters
ATLANTA -- Digital Element, the leading provider of IP geolocation and IP Intelligence technology, today released a summary of the essentials marketers should know about when it comes to deploying IP geolocation technology to help drive results for their online initiatives.
Contract notice: detection and geolocation of buried networks as part of the complementary investigations for the work of new services (non-program work) - 3 geographical lots
DocName=&SessionId=91&GA=100&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=3449&GAID=14&LegID=&SpecSess=&Session=) bill , dubbed the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act (HB3449), was passed by both houses of the state legislature last week and now sits on the desk of Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, who can sign the bill into law.