Determining Location

  • Molly Maskrey
  • Kim Topley
  • David Mark
  • Fredrik Olsson
  • Jeff Lamarche
Chapter

Abstract

Every iOS device has the ability to determine where in the world it is, using a framework called Core Location. iOS also includes the Map Kit framework, which lets you easily create a live interactive map that shows any locations you like, including, of course, the user’s location. In this chapter, we’ll work with both of these frameworks. Core Location can actually leverage three technologies to do this: GPS, cell ID location, and Wi-Fi Positioning Service (WPS). GPS provides the most accurate positioning of the three technologies, but it is not available on first-generation iPhones, iPod touches, or Wi-Fi-only iPads. In short, any device with at least a 3G data connection also contains a GPS unit. GPS reads microwave signals from multiple satellites to determine the current location.

Keywords

Medium Access Control Current Location Location Service Location Manager Core Location 
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Copyright information

© Molly Maskrey, Kim Topley, David Mark, Fredrik Olsson and Jeff Lamarche 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Molly Maskrey
    • 1
  • Kim Topley
    • 2
  • David Mark
    • 3
  • Fredrik Olsson
    • 4
  • Jeff Lamarche
    • 5
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  5. 5.New HartfordUSA

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