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Location-Based Information Systems (Open Access): Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications
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Miguel A. Labrador Pedro M. Wightman
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Location-Based Information Systems (Open Access): Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications

Miguel A. Labrador Pedro M. Wightman Alfredo Jose Perez


Whittles Publishing

Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing;
Communications engineering & telecommunications;
Computer networking & communications;
Systems analysis & design


287 pages

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Drawing on the authors' more than six years of R&D in location-based information systems (LBIS) as well as their participation in defining the Java ME Location API 2.0, Location-Based Information Systems: Developing Real-Time Tracking Applications provides information and examples for creating real-time LBIS based on GPS-enabled cellular phones. Each chapter presents a general real-time tracking system example that can be easily adapted to target any application domain and that can incorporate other sensor data to make the system participatory sensing or human-centric sensing. The book covers all of the components needed to develop an LBIS. It discusses cellular phone programming using the Java ME platform, positioning technologies, databases and spatial databases, communications, client- and server-side data processing, and real-time data visualization via Google Maps and Google Earth. Using freely available software, the authors include many code examples and detailed instructions for building your own system and setting up your entire development environment. Web Resource A companion website at provides additional information and supporting material. It contains all of the software packages and applications used in the text as well as PowerPoint slides and laboratory examples. Although LBIS applications are still in the beginning stages, they have the potential to transform our daily lives, from warning us about possible health problems to monitoring pollution levels around us. Exploring this novel technology, Location-Based Information Systems describes the technical components needed to create location-based services with an emphasis on nonproprietary, freely available solutions that work across different technologies and platforms.

By:   Miguel A. Labrador, Pedro M. Wightman, Alfredo Jose Perez
Imprint:   Whittles Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   v. 23
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9781439848548
ISBN 10:   1439848548
Series:   Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series
Pages:   287
Publication Date:   October 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Miguel A. Labrador is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the telecommunication industry and has published extensively in the field. Dr. Labrador is currently an editorial board member of Computer Communications and the Journal of Network and Computer Applications. He earned his Ph.D. in information science with concentration in telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh. Alfredo J. Perez is a member of the Location-Aware Information Systems Laboratory and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Florida. He is also a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. His research interests include mobile sensor networks, location-based systems, evolutionary algorithms, and multi-objective optimization. Pedro M. Wightman is a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is a member of the IEEE Communication Society and co-founder of CommNet, the Communication Networks Group at the University of South Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of South Florida.

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