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Share Your GIS or LBS Story To Win a Free Where Conference 2012 Registration

Share Your GIS or LBS Story To Win a Free Where Conference 2012 Registration

The EngagingCities site is raffling off a free registration to the Where Conference 2012 in exchange for you sharing your GIS or location-based services (LBS) story: Have you been involved with a project that utilized GIS or location-based services to engage citizens? We want to hear details about which app was used, […]

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Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

Data for the People, by the People: Designing Smartphone-based GISystems for Environmental Resource Assessment

According to the most recent Nielsen data, smartphones comprise approximately 40% of mobile phones used by US citizens. As mobile device technologies (e.g., smartphones and tablets) are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of our lives, more and more companies are taking advantage of the GPS capabilities of these devices to […]

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A Quarter of Adult Americans Use Location-Based Services

A Quarter of Adult Americans Use Location-Based Services

A new survey by the Pew Internet and American Life project has found that 28% of Americans use mobile and social location-based services (LBS).  The survey looked at the usage among American adults for such services as Foursquare and accessing mobile driving directions.  The survey found that the dominate preference […]

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Accessing Directions and Mapping Via Mobile Phone Growing in Popularity

Accessing Directions and Mapping Via Mobile Phone Growing in Popularity

The use of accessing directions and maps via mobile phone is rising in the United States.  A market study by comScore found that 14% of mobile phone users acquired directions from their phones during the month of April.  That percentage represents 33.5 million users and is a 44% increase over […]