Intel® Location Technologies Software Development Kit 1.0 (Intel® LTSDK)

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Product Overview

The Intel® Location Technologies Software Development Kit 1.0 (Intel® LTSDK) provides a location identification engine and a location identification API to work across Intel mobile platforms, using multiple location data sources. The location engine obtains location information from multiple location sources, providing more coverage for your location-based applications and services.

The Intel LTSDK makes it easier and faster to develop and deploy compelling location-based applications and services tuned for the mobile world. From Intel notebooks or Ultra Mobile Platforms, your customers can now enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and security of location-based navigation and mapping, including finding places and friends, to tracking devices from anywhere.

Features and Benefits




Location API

Includes C++ and JavaScript* APIs for writing applications based on the location engine.

Faster time to market. Optimizes location-based services with enhanced usability, more location coverage, higher accuracy, and better performance.

Location Runtime

Supports location sources based on multiple location technologies:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Wi-Fi*

Reliable and accurate measurement for both indoor and outdoor location access. Enables seamless transition between differing contexts and activities. Mobile users are not locked into one location technology.

Wi-Fi Mapping Tool

Incorporates Wi-Fi mapping tools for creating access point mapping and Fingerprinting database to be used with the location engine.

Increased workforce productivity and efficiencies - enables IT organizations to easily map rooms, devices, and peripherals. Simplifies the management and support of mobile devices and assets by reducing complexities; as well as increases productivity with quick and easy ways to track devices and locate rooms and people across geographies, buildings, and floors.

Legacy Support

Provides a virtual GPS port with NMEA-0183 sentences.

Investment protection: works with legacy location-based services.

Plug-in Support

Location engine enables you to develop plug ins as additional location sources.

Easily integrates new location sources into the location engine.

Technical Requirements

  • Windows XP* (32 bit) or Windows Vista* (32 bit)
    • The Wi-Fi Mapping Tool requires Microsoft .NET* Framework Version 2.0 or higher
    • The Status Tool requires Microsoft .NET* Framework Version 2.0 or higher
  • Ubuntu* Linux* 7.04 with Kernel version 2.6.20 or higher, with the portmap package
  • Intel Notebooks and Ultra Mobile devices


1. What can I develop with the Intel Location Technologies SDK 1.0 (Intel LTSDK)?

With the Intel LTSDK you can develop compelling location-aware applications and web-based applications. The Intel Location Technologies SDK enables developers and web providers, to easily build and deploy location-based solutions aimed at consumer and enterprise markets. Examples include:

  • Consumer – Find someone, something, turn-by-turn directions, geo-tagging, POI for OTG mobile computing
  • Enterprise - asset tracking, theft recovery

2. What do I need to get started for developing LBS application or web applications?

3. What location sources does the Intel LTSDK support?

  • GPS, IP, and WiFi

4. Where can I get support for the Intel LTSDK?

5. What are the licensing terms?

  • The Intel LTSDK is a preview release only, therefore cannot be distributed. F or more details please review the Intel LTSDK licensing terms listed on download page

6. What platform and OS’s are supported by the Intel LTSDK?

  • The Intel LTSDK is supported on Intel Mobile platforms, notebooks and Ultra Mobile PCs.
  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Ubuntu Linux.

8. What programming interfaces does the Intel LTSDK support?

  • C++, JavaScript, and GPS Comm

Primary Technology Contact

Boaz Tamir, Manager of engineering for the development of the Intel LTSDK project at Intel R&D center in Haifa, Israel. Boaz joined Intel in 1997 and holds M.Sc degree in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

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