This is the Location Data Privacy issue with an in-depth article by the Location Forum on location data privacy issues and proposed solutions, and an excerpt of Paul Ohm’s law review article on why anonymization should no longer be trusted as a privacy protection method. Also in this issue is an overview of geospatial data management with Google Maps Engine, an Executive Interview with Samasource National Sales Manager, and more…

Location Data Privacy

The Elephant in the Room Summary: This article places into business context the issues around location data privacy. It discusses the technology and business drivers that are leading towards a tipping point where the benefits of using location…

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Location Data Quality

With a Global Mission Summary This interview discusses the innovative data outsourcing services model invented by Leila Janah of the non-profit organization Samasource. This is a disruptive outsourcing model that every location-based information…

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I Write About Why Place Matters

I was asked the other day, "what is it that we write about in LBx Journal?" I started telling this person that we write about location intelligence as it relates to business objectives. I watched her eyes roll into her head. Then I moved towards my…

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Geo-Interdependence

DISCOVER 2012, Organized by the Ontario Centre of Excellence, is the Province Ontario’s showcase event on innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference is aimed at connecting industry and research, entrepreneur and financier, student and mentor,…

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Location Intelligence Pulse

Based on a recent Location SmartBrief poll Location SmartBrief readers are primarily non-technical business professionals interested in leveraging location information for a number of different business objectives from marketing, to product and…

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Geospatial Data Management

The Google Earth Way By Matteo Luccio The Google Maps API, Google EarthPro, and Google Earth Enterprise have revolutionized the adoption and use of maps within the enterprise. Google added a fourth component to its suite of enterprise map offerings…

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Broken Promises of Privacy

Lessons for Location Data Privacy With the permission of Paul Ohm, we are reproducing an excerpt of his original article Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding To The Surprising Failure of Anonymization, published in the UCLA Law Review (57 UCLA Law…

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