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ERIC Number: EJ842666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Where on Earth...?
O'Hanlon, Charlene
Campus Technology, v20 n6 p32-34, 36, 38-39, 44 Feb 2007
Ask any college student attending a university in the Northeast or Midwest, and one will discover that in the world of frigid-winter academia, there is nothing worse than just missing the campus shuttle bus in 12-degree weather. Today, however, students at a handful of colleges can stay warm and cozy inside their dorm rooms while they track the location of the shuttle bus on their cell phones--all thanks to the implementation of location-aware services (LAS) on their campuses. A handful of colleges and universities are dabbling in location-aware services and discovering they have real value for campus community members and genuine appeal for students and parents. In this article, the author talks about location-aware services, applications that deliver location-based information whenever and wherever it may be needed. LAS is part of the larger location-based solutions (LBS) picture that comprises GPS-enabled mobile computing services (communication and computation via mobile devices), location-enabling services (used for user-locating), and location-aware services (IP-based applications). In a nutshell, the technology behind LAS enables people, computers, and other devices to know, within a few feet, where another is, at all times; such services or applications then allow individuals--or their devices--to make "decisions" based on that knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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