Geofencing, an increasingly common feature of location-based fleet and workforce management solutions, is as emerging as an enabling technology in its own right and is poised to play a role in the development of new types of applications. Geofencing is the creation of a virtual perimeter over a real-world geographic area.
Geofences are the foundation for context-aware mobile solutions popping up everywhere in mobile marketing, CRM & workforce management, asset tracking, logistics & supply chain, government and military security and infrastructure protection, and mobile health (mHealth).
Context awareness offers several critical advantages to enterprises and consumers:
Geofences can typically be set up in one of two ways:
Positioning Sensor Technology
Geofencing use-cases often involve the need to reliably and accurately track devices, both indoors and out. To do so, requires the ability to use multiple location data sources, both via the device’s own sensors and 3rd party location sources, such as carrier networks, aggregators and proprietary 3rd party systems.
Elements involved in Geofencing ecosystem:
The likelihood that a geo-contextual trigger fires correctly is a function of:
Geofencing Current Capabilities
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