Location Based Technologies including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and GPS

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Location-Based Service
Location-based services are a general class of computer program-level services used to include specific controls for location and time data as control features in computer programs. As such (LBS) is an information and has a number of uses in Social Networking today as an entertainment service, which is accessible with mobile devices through the mobile network and which uses information on the geographical position of the mobile device.

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Radio Frequency Identification
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object, for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking.

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Global Positioning System (GPS)
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.


FDA: Radio Frequency Identification
FDA’s RDIF Description, uses, benefits, and risks.

GPS.gov website
Official U.S. Government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics.

GPS World
The Business & Technology of Global Navigation & Positioning – news and information.

How RFID works
Introduction to RFID and how it works.

Annual IEEE International Conference on RFID.

Journal of Location Based Services
Link to magazine on location-based services.

Mobile location data “present anonymity risk”
Scientists say it is remarkably easy to identify a mobile phone user form just a few pieces of location information.

News on Location-Based Services
Website with news articles on location based services.

Radio Frequency Identification Site
What you need to know about Radio Frequency Identification.

Radio Frequency Identification Tags: Identity Theft Danger or Modern Aid?
Report and Video on the true uses of RFID.

RFID Journal
News about RFID.

RFID News: Radio Frequency identification technology for logistics, tagging and epc
Latest news and reports of RDIF.

Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them? – New York Times
Legislation would regulate tracking of cellphone users.

The Rise of Consumer Location-based Services
Infographic on the rise of consumer based location services.

Video: Putting RFDI to work
An inside look at RFDI Journal Live 2014.

YouTube Video – Location based services
TechDays Finland 2012.

YouTube Video: Location Based Services Forum
The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in consultation with Federal Trade Commission staff held a public education forum featuring representatives of telecommunications carriers, technology companies, consumer advocacy groups and academia on June 28, 2011, exploring how consumers can be both smart and secure when realizing the benefits of location-based services (LBS).