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About the group

The purpose of the SIG is to promote and further the adoption of location as a value-added facility for a range of applications. Location Based Services are not about position – they are primarily about the use of location and position information as a value-add to service or product the end-user buys.

The specific objectives are:

  • Advocate location as a value-add to any appropriate application
  • Encourage and support the creation of open APIs
  • Develop and promote sustainable business models for LB
  • Offer expertise to guide regulatory and standards development
  • Provide expert input to sensitive issues such as privacy
  • Foster interoperability between technologies and applications

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SIG Champions

  • David Bartlett — Senior Principal Engineer Positioning, u-blox UK

    David Bartlett works in the positioning technology (R&D) group at u-blox with a focus on hybrid positioning: bringing together GNSS with terrestrial systems such as UWB and V2X, primarily in support of future autonomous vehicle, driverless car and robotics applications but also for IoT and indoor positioning. Prior to this he was CTO and co-founder of Omnisense delivering high precision...

    David Bartlett works in the positioning technology (R&D) group at u-blox with a focus on hybrid positioning: bringing together GNSS with terrestrial systems such as UWB and V2X, primarily in support of future autonomous vehicle, driverless car and robotics applications but also for IoT and indoor positioning. Prior to this he was CTO and co-founder of Omnisense delivering high precision indoor IoT tracking solutions. He also worked at Cambridge Positioning systems with a focus on cellular positioning and network aided GNSS techniques.

  • Bob Cockshott — Quantum Lead, PNT Lead, The KTN

    After graduating in Astronomy Bob worked for 25 years in the space industry as a systems engineer and project manager developing electro-optical and RF payloads. Bob joined the Location and Timing KTN in 2006, becoming KTN Director in 2008. Bob continues to cover all position, navigation and timing technologies and applications, and now looks also looks after quantum technology commercialisation...

    After graduating in Astronomy Bob worked for 25 years in the space industry as a systems engineer and project manager developing electro-optical and RF payloads. Bob joined the Location and Timing KTN in 2006, becoming KTN Director in 2008. Bob continues to cover all position, navigation and timing technologies and applications, and now looks also looks after quantum technology commercialisation following the launch of the £270m UK National Quantum Technology Programme.

  • Ben Tarlow — Technical Marketing Manager, Qualcomm Technologies International

    Ben has worked in positioning for 15 years, developing algorithms for satellite, cellular and other terrestrial RF technologies. At Qualcomm, Ben works in the Advanced Algorithms group, where current research areas in location are data fusion, use of sensor data for positioning and fitness applications; one day, he hopes to be given the remit to explore the area of olfactory...

    Ben has worked in positioning for 15 years, developing algorithms for satellite, cellular and other terrestrial RF technologies. At Qualcomm, Ben works in the Advanced Algorithms group, where current research areas in location are data fusion, use of sensor data for positioning and fitness applications; one day, he hopes to be given the remit to explore the area of olfactory positioning. Ben has a background in Pure Mathematics and a PhD in Combinatorics. He has over 20 different patents filed or granted, mostly on subjects relating to positioning.

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