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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(6), 199; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7060199

Current Trends and Challenges in Location-Based Services

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GIScience Center, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
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Research Group Cartography, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Austria
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Received: 23 May 2018 / Revised: 26 May 2018 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 / Published: 28 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Location-Based Services)
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Abstract

Location-based services (LBS) are a growing area of research. This editorial paper introduces the key research areas within the scientific field of LBS, which consist of positioning, modelling, communication, applications, evaluation, analysis of LBS data, and privacy and ethical issues. After that, 18 original papers are presented, which provide a general picture of recent research activities on LBS, especially related to the research areas of positioning, modelling, applications, and LBS data analysis. This Special Issue together with other recent events and publications concerning LBS show that the scientific field of LBS is rapidly evolving, and that LBS applications have become smarter and more ubiquitous in many aspects of our daily life. View Full-Text
Keywords: location based services; LBS; context-aware services; positioning; mobile interfaces; privacy; tracking; global positioning system (GPS) location based services; LBS; context-aware services; positioning; mobile interfaces; privacy; tracking; global positioning system (GPS)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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