LOCATION INFORMATION: INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS


Trains And Tracks As New Sensors
New line speed train-mounted technologies are being introduced that will revolutionise the way that data and asset information is collected on the railway. Sensors and 3D BIM technology change how railways collect data. Rail Engineer

Mobile Location-based Data = 360 Degree Customer View And Requires Trust
A person’s willingness to divulge information, especially his or her exact location, to a company is a complex balance of opportunity cost. Researcher Tao Zhou distinguished between enablers and inhibitors. An enabler, Zhou wrote, is anything that “includes perceived usefulness and trust,” and causes the user to opt-in to LBS practices. An inhibitor is a privacy risk and would deter a user from participating. TechTarget

Healthcare Data Privacy Management Requires A Location-based Asset Management System
Healthcare industry regulations dictate that organizations must identify and record the location and movement of any media or hardware containing electronic protected health information (ePHI). Complying with these requirements means you have to understand what IT assets you own, what data is being stored on them and who has access to it. However, many healthcare organizations do not accurately know where or even how many assets they have, such as servers, laptops or mobile devices. Health Data Management

United Adds Interactive Indoor Maps And Beacon-enabled Wayfinding to iOS App
Future Travel Experience


TECHNOLOGY: THE LOCATION ECOSYSTEM


Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos: How Spotify Connects The Personal Data
Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. Forbes

Bluetooth Enables Smartphone User Engagement
Current Opus Research projections indicate that spending on indoor location monitoring will reach $1.6 billion in the U.S. by 2018. “But this could easily be surpassed if systems are put in place that allow identification of specific smartphones and their location, their users and interests, as well as allow direct real-time contact to alert mobile users about products and services” says Jon Rosen an analyst for Opus Research and a specialist in the commercial applications of indoor location and positioning. EETimes

Infrastructure-less Indoor Location System?
Research paper discusses the use of a microphone, a magnetometer and a light sensor of a smartphone, all three of which are essentially passive sensors, relying on signals available practically in any building in the world, no matter how developed the region is. MDPI

Mapsense Pushes On-Demand Mapping
StreetFight

3D WizeMirror Scans Face and Body to Grade Your Health
SparPointGroup


ECONOMICS: BUSINESS STRATEGY AND PLANNING


Location Aware Internet Connected Devices Changes Insurance Relationship
The ability to pack an Internet connection into essentially any physical object will have some huge implications for the insurance industry over the next decade. As insurers look for ways to innovate their policies and claims practices, your home, health and auto coverage plans will become more connected to your smart devices — and more personalized to your behavior. TechCrunch

 

Investing in Livability and Smart Cities Requires New Thinking On Infrastructure
Geospatial Stream

 MARKET RESEARCH


Location Analytics
Global location analytics market size, share development, growth, and demand forecast to 2020. WhaTech