Andrew Turner ajturner at
Thu Jul 26 15:29:46 PDT 2007

On 7/26/07, Vasco Névoa <vasco.nevoa at> wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'm interested in Geoclue's capabilities because I'm trying to design a geo-fencing-aware Reminder App for OpenMoko.
> I've browsed the wiki and the code lightly, but I can't find which of your features exactly represent my requirements.
> You've got a daemon to translate gpsd into dbus, and this is great. But now I need a little more.

GeoClue is more than just gpsd - but essentially a similar concept.
Location is provided over the dbus.

> You list:
> # Positioning
> # Routing
> # Geocoding
> # Map
> # Track Logs
> Which one of these would fall into the category of geo-fencing? I mean, do you have anything in your plan or code that includes defining a region through a set of coordinates (point plus radius | two-point rectangle | polygon) and launch events upon entering/leaving the region?

GeoClue is a simple location providing service. It is up to
application developers to handle more complex logic.

GeoClue does provide 'updated location' signals that your application
could subscribe to. Then your application would do the calculations to
determine if that new location is within a polygon/area defined in
your application.

It sounds like a great project - let us know if you need any more assistance.


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Andrew Turner
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