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IP Geo-location and Location-Based Services

Presented by Richard Barnes (BBN Technologies) [bio], Matt Lepinski

An increasing number of Internet applications are capable of making use of information about the physical world, especially information about the physical location of Internet devices, from racks of servers to cellular handsets.

These applications are driving demand for IP geo-location, creating a unique challenge for geo-location providers: locating endpoints in a network that is designed to be independent of physical locality. This presentation will discuss technologies that can be used to create location services and location-based services, and some deployment models for how these services can be created in operational networks.