After Slow Start, Location-Based Services Are on the Map
Hampered by the lack of killer applications and primitive handheld hardware, location-based services did not take off as predicted during the technology boom of the late 1990s. However, requirements by U.S. and European governments to satisfy Enhanced 911 regulations have acted as a catalyst for increased commercial support.
LBS (location-based services) applications have the potential to, among other things, create efficiencies within the supply chain, track corporate assets and enable emergency service workers to locate victims. LBS platforms use location-sensitive technology such as GPS (Global Positioning System) or network-based solutions to deliver services or applications.
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