A Common Framework for Location Protocols

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There are currently several protocols developed by different standards organizations that implement a basic design pattern where a client requests location from a location server and the server responds with location information. This document defines the Common Location Interoperability Framework (CLIF), a general data model for such protocols, and describes how some existing geolocation protocols can be mapped into this unified model.


Kevin Doran (kdoran@bbn.com)
Richard Barnes (rbarnes@bbn.com)

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