What is Location Intelligence?


Location intelligence refers to the mapping of the geographic relationships associated with data. Resources including GIS are used to provide individuals and organizations with information about how people are interacting with various applications and services based on their location. Smartphones and tablets are naturally driving the proliferation of this technology because of their built-in location-sensitive sensors and other features. A growing facet of location intelligence in libraries is location-based services (LBS) that provide content that is dynamically customized according to the user's location. New location intelligence technologies are extending that capability into buildings and interior spaces with remarkable accuracy. A recent compelling development for location-based services is the advent of indoor geolocation, which is providing users with very specific information tailored to their exact location within a space, allowing fine-tuned information or services to be accessed from their exact location in 3D space, so that even different floors of a building can be identified.

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