- Computing & Information Technology
- Telecommunications and remote sensing
- Location-based decision support
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Location-based decision support
Raubal, Martin Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
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Over the years, we have become a mobile information society. Increased mobility has affected many areas of our daily lives, such as travel, communication, consumerism, social behavior, and the environment. Mobile people face challenging problems in space and time. These problems need to be solved on the spot, such as navigating an unfamiliar city or deciding on the fastest public transportation mode to a destination. Location-based decision support facilitates people's mobile decision making. It is based on location-based services (LBS)—information services that are sensitive to the location of a mobile user. These services allow a user to query a location from a mobile terminal, such as a mobile phone or personal digital assistant (PDA), and to exploit spatial information about the user's surrounding environment, such as his or her proximity to other entities in space.
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