RR 445: Location Services with Mithun Dhar

Episode 453 · January 7th, 2020 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

Mithun leads development relations at HERE Technologies which specializes in building location services and location platforms. A lot of location is so seamlessly integrated we don’t even have to think about it, but it’s quite complex. He talks about how location services work, such as a ride-sharing app. He talks about some of the tools and data available from HERE Technologies for people who want to use location services. The panel discusses when to use services from companies like HERE and when you should try to do it on your own. Mithun talks about other ways HERE’s services can be utilized. The panel discusses how companies can get mapping so wrong, and Mithun talks about some of the complexities involved in mapping. David Kimura talks about some of his experiences with creating a location app, and the panel talks about the unlimited applications of location services.

Mithun talks about how location services are tested and how they are impacting the public sector and the future of mobility. Mobility is the overarching term for all of location services, such as public transportation, traffic, etc. This is changing a lot in many places, but especially in places like Dubai where self-driving cars are becoming more and more common. The panel discusses how to think about location services as a developer. Mithun talks about how to move from web to mobile development. The panelists discuss the issue of privacy and location services. Mithun talks about how HERE Technologies protects individual data and privacy.


  • David Kimura

  • John Epperson

  • Charles Max Wood


  • Mithun T Dhar


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