Based Service (LBS)
This is one of the most popular services based on a different navigation
technologies provided by the mobile communication network. Its receives the
location coordinates from the ground based mobile station and sends it to
the mobile phone user and the communication center that can be used for
various location based services.
Components & Functionality of LBS
Consists of basic electronic instruments like mobile
phone, smart phone, laptop and other personal digital devices (PDA) for
accessing information. User can obtain information in form of voice, text,
graphs, picture etc. Devices can be for different purposes; specific and
- How does LBS
Location based service (LBS) is the application that users use to locate
its own position with the help of some basic components like mobile devices,
mobile communication network, service provider like the Global Positioning
Service (GPS), data and yellow pages for the service station.
- How is LBS
LBS is designed to provide valuable information to the users based on
location or position. So it gives answer to some of the most common answered
question when one is traveling such that where am I? What is around me?
Where is the nearest hotel, hospital? What is the most convenient route?
of LBS in Different Fields
The popularity of location- based service makes it one of most essential
and useful asset in almost all industries. However, its market is divided
into various categories including navigation, emergency assistance,
tracking, advertising, billing, management, games and leisure.
- Types of LBS
Location based service enables us to find the
geographical location of a mobile device with its user and provide various
services related to the location information. For an example, you are in a
town and want to know about a nearest hotel. Here you can use your GPS
attached mobile phone that can calculate...
between GIS and LBS
Technological advances like Geographical Information System (GIS) and
all kinds of location-based services like GPS have brought tremendous change
in the lifestyle of people especially the way we communicate. The growing
number of mobile phone and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) users with
Internet enable us to access real-time information from anywhere in the
Based Service (LBS) in Tourism
In a simple way if we have to define LBS then we can say that it is a
service that determines where a mobile device and its user are
geographically located and also acts as an information gateway for the user
by providing various kinds of services.
- Pros and
Cons of LBS
Location based service is one of the most important technological
innovation in todayís world as it contributes a lot in bringing changes in
society. But if we consider all the social, ethical, technological issues of
its use then it has both positive and negative impacts for different user.
and Privacy Issues in Location Based Service (LBS)
Location Based Service (LBS) is primarily based on userís location to
provide other value added services by means of a wireless device functioning
through common cellular network or radio stations. Till now it has left a
wide-ranging impact on society and business as a whole...
- Wi-Fi as a
part of LBS
Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) uses wireless fidelity network instead of GPS
or cell tower systems or location beacons to determine position. This
consists of a nation wide access points or network of location beacons used
for pinpoint measurement of userís position and is better than satellite