Mobility Investigate

Design of a Web-Based Distributed Location-Aware Infrastructure for Mobile Devices

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Executive Summary

Since GPS receivers have become a commodity anyone could access and use location information simply and freely. Such an easy access to ones' location is instrumental to development of location-aware applications. However, existing applications are static in that they do not model relations between places and mobile things. Moreover, these applications do not allow to easily mapping the physical location of mobile devices to virtual resources on the Internet. The authors attempt to bridge this gap by extending the base concepts that make up the Internet with the physical location of devices, in order to facilitate the development of Web-based location-aware applications for embedded mobile devices.

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