Creating Location Services for the Wireless Web
Professional Developer's Guide
By Johan Hjelm
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: May 2003
Pages: 448

Creating Location Services for the Wireless Web
Professional Developer's Guide

Location services are emerging as one of the most important andanticipated tools of the new wireless Web. For instance, theseservices enable you to instantly get a map of where you are usingyour handheld device. Or, by pressing one key, you can retrieve theyellow pages for your location. But there is an entire systembehind the convenience that delivers a user's location to the Webserver.

In this book, noted author Johan Hjelm covers the all-importantstandards that will enable location application development, anddescribes the architecture and operation of those services.Concentrating on the convergence between GPS (Global PositioningSystems) and positioning in the mobile network, the book also talksabout the GIS (Geographical Information Services) standards and howto build a Web site that uses them.

Introducing wireless developers to these new standards and tools,this reader-friendly book delivers:
A content and software developer's guide
Case studies from research projects
User interface design guidelines
A look at how location standards can help locate people who dial911
Appendices that discuss XML, WAP 2.0, and CC/PP
Examples from existing systems

The CD-ROM contains trial versions for several useful tools fordeveloping location-dependent applications services, as well asspecifications for the GIS standards from the Open GISConsortium.

Professional Developer's Guides

The Professional Developer's Guide series provides the firstin-depth look at recent or emerging programming technologies.Experienced programmers and developers will find comprehensivecoverage of new programming standards as well as code, sampleprograms, developer's tools, and applications that will makeprogramming for a new technology much easier.

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