Location aware computing has come a long way. It is now possible to know your current location with just about any device you carry around, from a cell phone to an IoT enabled watch.
What can we do with this information?
In this post, we will explore the different ways that location data could be used by businesses and individuals alike.
Mapping & Localization Systems
In order for companies like Google Maps or Apple Maps to work as intended they need access to your GPS coordinates so that they can provide accurate directions back home when needed.
There are also many other services where mapping technologies are being applied. Some of those are in self driving cars which use real time maps of roads.