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Real World Windows 10 Development, Second Edition by Elizabeth Moemeka, Edward Moemeka

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CHAPTER 8

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Location and Mapping

In this chapter, you will examine the use of the device’s location sensors to retrieve location data and enable UWP apps that are location aware. Location awareness is a component of an overarching technology set commonly referred to as presence technology, which is used to deliver information about a given device’s physical location to apps that support reading this data. A device’s location is usually determined by one of three methods: via GPS satellite tracking, cellular tower triangulation, or by the device’s MAC address on a network. The accuracy of the location information depends on the source. The latitude ...

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