Location Reigns Supreme With Future PCs

Engadget had a short squirt about how MIT is looking at doing location based services. This article: PCWorld.com - Location Reigns Supreme With Future PCs talks about the 'sensor networks' for Cricket that seems to require a lot of infrastructure.

Not quite so elegant as doing IP-geolocation. Since everyone is cultivating wireless networks the infrastructure is already in place. With a little better support of the geographic information in DNS entries, Location-based services would be much more achievable in a shorter term.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.