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Understanding Location-based Services (LBS), Technology, and the LBS Ecosystem

This provides the reader with a complete understanding of location-based services (LBS) technology, applications, and the LBS ecosystem. It is a must read for anyone who wants to identify opportunities within LBS and better understand how to integrate their products/services with location.

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  • LBS application developers
  • Location-based content providers
  • Enterprise companies of all types
  • Automobile manufacturers and OEMs
  • Government and regulatory organizations
  • Utilities, smart grid providers, and energy companies
  • LBS infrastructure, middleware, software, and aggregator companies
  • Anyone that wants to understand location technology and applications

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.

1. Overview
2. LBS Ecosystem
2.1. Map Data Providers
2.2. Geospatial/Location Platforms
2.3. Chipset Providers
2.4. Device Manufacturers
2.5. Location Aggregators
2.6. Infrastructure Providers
3. LBS Technologies
3.1. How an App Gets Location
3.2. Location Technologies
3.3. GPS-based
3.4. A-FLT
3.5. Network-based
3.6. WiFi
3.7. RFID
3.8. GSM
4. LBS Applications
4.1. Consumer Apps
4.1.1. Navigation
4.1.2. Family Finder
4.1.3. Mobile Social Networking
4.1.4. Local Search
4.1.5. Mobile Wallet
4.2. Enterprise Apps
4.2.1. Mobile Resource Management
4.2.2. Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Asset Tracking and Management Insurance Telematics Smart Energy
4.3. Medical Apps
4.4. Real Estate Apps
4.5. Campus/Mall Environment Apps
5. LBS Issues
5.1. Privacy
5.2. Patents
6. Key Trends and Predictions
7. Key Takeaways

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