GSM location service
daniel at totalueberwachung.de
Thu Sep 25 14:09:00 CEST 2008
On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 13:43:46 +0300
Baruch Even <baruch at ev-en.org> wrote:
> I'm working on a GSM location service that can detect the current
> location based on the GSM cell towers seen by the phone. we are
> currently in a fairly early stage but there is some proof of concept
> that seems to be useful.
> I would like to discuss the way we can integrate it later as a proper
> location service.
Yes, having generic location information integrating GPS, GSM
positioning, Wifi triangulation is really something we want to have.
Have you looked at GeoClue
My information on GeoClue is about a year old so I don't know about its
> The interface all applications use is the Gypsy interface of which a
> subset we can provide with the GSM data (there are no satellites
> obviously). But currently frameworkd is implementing this interface
> and I don't know if an interface for me to connect to frameworkd and
> say "I am a new location service, get data from me if you don't have
> GPS data" or something like that.
There are some thoughts about having a gsm and wifi database on the
GeoClue site, but I think there's no implementation yet.
> In fact, I'd like to have a low level GPS service that the GSM service
> can use as well since part of it is collecting data to find the cell
> towers which are later used to generate the user location even when
> GPS is not available.
That would be the gypsy API then.
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