Mobile GIS and Location-Based Services

  • Mathias Lemmens
Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 5)


Traditional analogue fieldwork – using map, pen and paper – is increasingly becoming obsolete. Several developments in the ICT realm have firmly stimulated the transition from analogue to digital work flows in many if not all areas of geosciences and geo-information technology. The major driving force steering this transition is that the computer power of handheld devices has been extended to a level that speed of computation and manageable dataset sizes are comparable to what the desktop computers could accomplish just a few years earlier. Together with rapid adoption of the internet, this progress has triggered fitting mobile GIS systems and location-based services (LBS) into work processes requiring data collection in the field or geo-data use while, for example, on the road or on the water.


Mobile Device Global Navigation Satellite System Global Navigation Satellite System Wireless Local Area Network General Packet Radio Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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