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Location aware web access
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. (CCSlab)
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The user's mobile communication device has an increasing sense of where the user is. This location information may be very fine grained or very coarse. Given some amount of location information it is possible to create location aware services.

This thesis presents and evaluates a system for location aware web browsing. Indoors the user can click on a point on a map (to establish a virtual location using a previously installed user application), outdoors the location can be provided by GPS, or the location might be provided by some other location system (indoors or outdoors), then each HTTP GET request for a URL will be augmented with information about the user's location or their virtual location. Subsequently a web query is created. Then the location information encoded as longitude and latitude is appended to this web query. The web server uses this location information to generate dynamically location aware web pages. Finally a web browser shows the web pages.

Abstract [sv]

Tillgång till information varsomhelst och vilken tid som helst är en viktig utkom av modern rörliga kommunikations systems.

Alltmera har användarens terminal kännedom om användarens plats. Informationen om platsen kan vara lite eller omfattande. Tillgång till information om platsen gör det möjligt att skapa platsmedvetna tjänster.

I den här master thesis presenterar och utvärderar jag ett system för plats medvetna web användning. Användaren klickar på en punkt på en karta (för att inrätta en virtuell lokalisering genom att använda tidigare installerat applikationer), sedan deras HTTP GET request för en URL utvidgas med information om användarens position eller deras virtuella (verkliga) lokalisering. En platsmedveten web query har skapats så att information om plats som latitude och longitude läggs till denna web query. Sedan en web server använder denna information för att generera dynamiska web sidor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 130 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 2009:121
Keyword [en]
WLAN, GPS, Geolocation, Latitude, longitude, Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, Java, HTML, PHP, XML
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91492OAI: diva2:510447
Subject / course
Communications Systems
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2009-08-28, Seminar room Grimeton, Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-16 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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