ESRI has announced the availability of ArcLocation Solutions, its geospatial solution and service offering for wireless location-based services (LBS). ArcLocation Solutions is built upon a proven framework of core GIS technologies already deployed throughout 14 mobile operator sites across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The solution extends the proven capabilities of ESRI’s mature GIS technologies to include enhanced spatial processing features, network integration connectors, and comprehensive development toolkits for building location-based applications.
“ArcLocation Solutions is the result of an extensive ESRI research and development effort,” said Jon Spinney, ESRI’s industry solutions manager for location-based services. “We spent nearly two years carefully evaluating the needs of mobile operators and their application developers, and we built a flexible solution that will help our existing customers and future prospects accomplish their objectives for LBS offerings.”
ArcLocation Solutions provides mobile operators and their application developer communities with the services and tools needed to introduce new LBS applications or enhance existing ones. ArcLocation Solutions consists of a spatial server built on top of industry-standard SOAP and the Open GIS Consortium’s Open Location Services (OpenLS) XML API suites; a connector, which handles services chaining, middleware integration, MPC/GMLC integration, and mobile application server integration; and toolkits for developing mobile applications. ArcLocation Solutions can be deployed as a server or as a Web service ASP hosted and managed by ESRI. Both deployment options provide systems that are highly secure, fault tolerant, load balanced, scalable, and built on open architectures.