Category Archives: Locative Media

Definitions, terms and concepts related to the emerging field of locative media. Location media sits at the intersection of mobile technology, mapping and geography technology, social networking, social gaming and geo-targeted marketing.

Personal Location

Why do tools like Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook want to know my personal location?

Possession technology

How are QR codes, RFID and augmented reality glyphs related?

Proximity

What does proximity mean?

Geofence

What the heck is a geofence?

Internet of Things

What is the “Internet of Things?”

Deal service

What’s a deal service?

Venue

What’s a venue?

Check-in

What’s a check-in on Foursquare? Or Gowalla? What does it mean when someone checks in?