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Geographical perspectives on location for location based services


Edwardes, A J (2009). Geographical perspectives on location for location based services. In: Wilde, E. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Location and the Web. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 13-16.

Abstract

In this position paper the question of how location is employed in location based services (LBS) is considered. The importance of the notion of location is highlighted as a means of blurring the boundary between forms of experiences that are direct, and sensed in the environment, and those that are indirect, and learned from information. It is suggested that current methods for modeling location are limited by their lack of strong theoretical underpinning. To help bridge this gap the notions of Space, Place, and Region, from geographical theory, are proposed and implications of these for considering location in LBS outlined.

Abstract

In this position paper the question of how location is employed in location based services (LBS) is considered. The importance of the notion of location is highlighted as a means of blurring the boundary between forms of experiences that are direct, and sensed in the environment, and those that are indirect, and learned from information. It is suggested that current methods for modeling location are limited by their lack of strong theoretical underpinning. To help bridge this gap the notions of Space, Place, and Region, from geographical theory, are proposed and implications of these for considering location in LBS outlined.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 11:02
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 22:28
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Series Name:ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Number:370
ISBN:978-1-60558-457-7
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/1507136.1507141
Official URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1507136.1507141&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE

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