Geosense for Windows - Windows Location Sensor

Geosense for Windows is a Windows Sensor that feeds Windows Sensors and Location Platform relatively accurate positioning information like GPS device. Instead of communicating with expensive satellites, “we simply gather some metrics (i.e. your IP address, WiFi access points) to securely query huge databases with. In return, the databases provide location data for us to […]

Geosense for Windows is a Windows Sensor that feeds Windows Sensors and Location Platform relatively accurate positioning information like GPS device. Instead of communicating with expensive satellites, “we simply gather some metrics (i.e. your IP address, WiFi access points) to securely query huge databases with. In return, the databases provide location data for us to share. Right now, Geosense plugs into Google Location Services for WiFi and IP triangulation. If sensor becomes an overnight sensation, we’ll add support for others such as Skyhook Wireless and Navizon, to ensure you receive most accurate data, regardless of where it came from. We’re also thinking about the implementation of mobile broadband (cell tower) detection – but that’s low on the list, due to lack of supportive hardware. (Anyone want to donate some hardware?) So what can you do with Geosense? Sadly, the Windows Sensor ecosystem is thin, likely due to the learning curve associated with writing drivers. You’re limited to the Weather Gadget (in Windows) and… well that’s about it. As you read this, though, we’re cooking up new and innovative ways to use the sensor – stay tuned.”

Download: Geosense for Windows

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