Challenges for the Location-Aware Web

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The Web is on its way to becoming a location-aware information system. This transition causes some technical and policy challenges in terms of both design and coordination with existing approaches in this area. In this paper the authors propose that managing the transition to location-awareness (and some other aspects) requires a more strategic approach than has been taken thus far. This paper looks at the current state of affairs regarding location-enabling the Web. While location-based applications have become almost ubiquitous, the Web itself still is location-unaware.