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Jan 2, 2020 11:42:20 AM

Books to Read If You Want to Learn About Location

Posted by Isolde Decker-Lucke

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If you’re anything like us - you are constantly seeking out the latest location technology and updates on the industry. We’ve identified four books that belong on your bookshelf if you’re interested in all things location! 

1.) Age of Context 

2.) The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World

3.) You are Here: From the Compass to the GPS

4.) Geospatial Data Science Quick Start Guides

Age of Context

By Robert Scoble and Shel Israel Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy  eBook: Scoble, Robert, Israel, Shel: Kindle Store
Accurate location integrated with layers of venue and demographic context represents the holy grail for ad
vertisers. The data gathered from wearable devices and mobile apps today better enables the gathering of context on their audiences, resulting in better targeting for brands, more relevant content for consumers, and higher value for ad impressions. Advertisers can reach their audiences with relevant, higher value content where and when they are ready to make a buying decision. Intrigued? Find out more about the Age of Context here! 

The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World

By Gabriel Rene and Dan Mapes 

The Spatial Web connects humans and machines - no longer will holograms, robots, virtual avatars or other
futuristic items only be found in science fiction 
movies. Rene and Mapes. explain how augmented and virtual reality will allow our imaginations to come to life in the world around us. The Internet of Things will allow for huma
ns to be completely connected and embody the power to see, feel, hear touch and move things. If you are looking for a roadmap for making futuristic technological predictions a reality- The Spatial Web is for you. Learn more about the book here. 

You are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

By Hiawatha Bray

Written by Hiawatha Bray in 2014, You are Here is a compelling read perfect for anyone interested in learning about the history of location technology. This book examines how having constant access to location data has come to be a part of modern life, and highlights the key players in the development of location and mapping technologies. Informative and interesting, You are Here discusses how solving one problem can sometimes usher in a new set of concerns.  If you are interested in You Are Here, follow this link.

Geospatial Data Science Quick Start Guides

By Abdishakur Hassan and Jayakrishnan Vijayaraghavan

This book is perfect for anyone with a knowledge of Python programming, a basic understanding of data analysis, and an interest in geospatial analysis. The book starts with the fundamentals, covers spatial operations, details how to actually build and operate geofences, and then explains how to leverage all those learnings for analysis. To find out more, follow this link. 
We hope you enjoy these recommendations! If you're still itching to learn more about location intelligence while you wait for your book to be delivered, find out all the ways that location intelligence can be applied.