Friday, September 6, 2013

New Geo Library for Amazon DynamoDB

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Have you ever thought about building an application that is location-based? Perhaps you want to display maps, or you want to show the bus stops or restaurants that are closest to the user as they roam about an unfamiliar city.

What's Here?
Like many types of programming and data representation problems, it turns out that efficiently storing points of interest (POIs) and then running the obvious types of queries is more complex than it might appear at first glance. A little exploration will lead you into areas such as great circle distances and spherical math. Before too long you will find yourself far afield from your original goal of answering the seemingly simple question, "what points of interest are near this point?"

Geo Library for DynamoDB
In order to make it easier for you to build location-based applications with AWS, we are launching a new Geo library for Amazon DynamoDB.

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