British Computer society talk on location based services in London

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On Wednesday 24th September, the British Computer Society (BCS) will be hosting an evening on Location Based Services – details are below:

Wednesday 24th September 18:15 – 20:00
BCS London
1st Floor, The Davidson Building 5 Southampton Street
London, WC2E 7HA

This is free event sponsored by the BCS North London Branch:

Mobile Location-Based Services (LBS) have been ‘the next big thing’ for years now, but have not materialised due to a mixture of technical and business constraints. With increasing numbers of mobile phones being equipped with Wi-Fi and GPS receivers, this looks set to change.

What are the main location technologies and how do they work? What technical, business and social challenges do companies face when developing LBS for mobiles? What LBS can we expect to see on mobiles in the next 2-3 years? How will current favourites such as social networking and online advertising evolve in a location-aware world? This talk will address these questions and more.

Join us at this dynamic free event to learn more and share your views.

Our expert presenters are:

  • JUSTIN DAVIES Founder & CTO, NinetyTen/Buddyping, http://www.buddyping.com
    What are LBS?; primer on location technologies; developing mobile LBS applications
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  • ANDREW GRILL Mobile Advertising Evangelist and LBS expert
    http://www.andrewgrill.com/blog/
    LBS current and future, business and consumer applications of LBS technology and location based advertising
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  • GARY GALE Head of UK Engineering, Yahoo! Geo Technologies,
    www.ygeoblog.com , developer.yahoo.com/geo/
    Primer on mapping technologies; applying mapping technologies to mobile devices

It should be an interesting evening with some good discussion around LBS today and where it is headed.

More details at the Welcome to the BCS Geospatial SG.

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