To be able to compare their effectiveness and efficiency, we present an analysis for the minimum and average resulting accuracy of the location information in comparison with the number of messages transmitted.
The W3C Geolocation service determines location by the browser providing GPS location (if available) and signal strengths of visible Wi-Fi announcements.
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Detailed location information of mobile objects, for example that of a user with a mobile computer or phone, is an important input for many location-aware applications.
However, constantly updating the location information for thousands of mobile objects is not feasible.