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Bell Mobility Location Provider for Microsoft MapPoint Location Server, Version 1.0

Published: June 01, 2005 | Updated: June 01, 2005
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Introduction Introduction
Requirements Requirements
Installing the Bell Mobility Location Provider Installing the Bell Mobility Location Provider
Uninstalling the Bell Mobility Location Provider Uninstalling the Bell Mobility Location Provider
Location Accuracy Settings Location Accuracy Settings
Response Time Settings Response Time Settings

Introduction

This article provides information about installing the Bell Mobility location provider for Microsoft MapPoint Location Server. The information in this article is specific to the Bell Mobility provider and does not apply to providers for other mobile operators.

Requirements

MapPoint Location Server must be successfully installed before you install the Bell Mobility location provider. For information about how to install MapPoint Location Server, see the MapPoint Location Server Administrator's Guide. For information about how to install and configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates for MapPoint Location Server, see the technical article, Installing and Configuring SSL Certificates for Use with MapPoint Location Server on MSDN.

To use the Bell Mobility provider, you must have location services added to your agreement with Bell Mobility. You can contact Bell Mobility through their Web site.

  1. Register for the site, and when you are logged on, click Finder Services - LBS at the top of the page.

  2. On the next page, click Application Submission in the left menu, and then complete the form and submit your application.

Your application will be evaluated and you will receive an e-mail message from Bell Mobility outlining the next steps in the process.

Before installing the provider, you'll need the following information from Bell Mobility:

  • Bell Mobility client ID: Required for authenticating location requests.

  • Bell Mobility password: Required for authenticating location requests.

  • Bell Mobility originator ID: Required for billing purposes.

  • Bell Mobility location service URL: Required for sending location requests to Bell Mobility.

  • Maximum processing devices: Indicates the maximum number of concurrent location requests that Bell Mobility accepts as part of your contract with Bell Mobility.

  • Maximum queued devices: Indicates the maximum number of requests that you want to place in a queue if the concurrent location requests exceed the limit specified for maximum processing devices.

Installing the Bell Mobility Location Provider

To install the Bell Mobility location provider

  1. Double-click the file Setup.exe.

  2. When the InstallShield Wizard starts, click Next, read the end-user license agreement, and then click Yes to proceed.

  3. On the Bell Mobility Application Information page, provide the following information:

    • In Bell Mobility Client ID, type your Bell Mobility client ID.

    • In Bell Mobility Password, type your Bell Mobility password.

    • In Bell Mobility Originator ID, type your Bell Mobility originator ID.

    • In Horizontal Accuracy, specify the acceptable accuracy in meters. The default value is 300.

      Note

      For more information about horizotal accuracy, see "Location Accuracy Settings" later in this article.

    • In Minimum Acceptable Accuracy, leave the default value. This setting is reserved for future use.

    • In Response Time, specify an acceptable response time, in seconds. The recommended value is 30.

      Note

      For more information about response time, see "Response Time Settings" later in this article.

    • In Bell Mobility Location Service URL, specify the URL for the Bell Mobility location service.

    • In Maximum Processing Devices, specify the number of devices suggested by Bell Mobility. The default value is 5.

    • In Maximum Queued Devices, specify the number of devices you want to place in the queue. The default value is 5.

  4. Click Next to review the settings, and then click Next to start the installation. If you want to change the settings, click Back.

  5. When the setup process is complete, click Finish.

Uninstalling the Bell Mobility Location Provider

You can uninstall the Bell Mobility location and notification provider by using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

Caution

When you uninstall a provider, all provisioned users who are associated with that provider lose the association. As a result, those users cannot locate themselves. MapPoint Location Server does not provide a mechanism for reassociating providers with more than one user at a time. If you plan to add a new provider, each user who is not associated with a provider must be reconfigured individually. In addition, when you uninstall a provider, all custom properties that you have created in the MapPoint Location Server management console are lost. You must re-create the properties after installing a new provider.

To uninstall the Bell Mobility location provider

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs, click Microsoft MapPoint Location Server – Bell Mobility Provider 1.0, and then click Change/Remove.

    The following message is displayed: "Are you sure you want to completely remove Microsoft MapPoint Location Server – Bell Mobility Provider 1.0 and all of its components?"

  2. To continue, click OK, or to cancel, click Cancel.

    If you click OK, the InstallShield Wizard starts and removes all MapPoint Location Server Bell Mobility provider components from the computer.

  3. When the wizard completes the uninstallation process, click Finish.

Location Accuracy Settings

If you have minimal restrictions on the accuracy of locations returned by the Bell Mobility location provider, set Horizontal Accuracy to a value between 50 and 5,000 meters. For example, setting the value to 1,000 meters means that you want a location to be returned only if it is accurate to within a 1,000 meter (or smaller) radius of the actual location.

If you set Horizontal Accuracy to a high accuracy value (for example, under 1,000 meters), set Response Time to a higher value because location requests with a higher degree of accuracy take longer to process.

If you want faster response times for your location requests, set Horizontal Accuracy to 5,001 meters. Any value above 5,000 meters returns the cell-sector location.

Response Time Settings

Response Time is expressed in seconds and must be a value between 1 and 60. The recommended value is 30 seconds.

Set a higher response time if you request more accurate locations. For example, if you set Horizontal Accuracy to 200 meters (a high degree of accuracy), set Response Time to 45 seconds (a longer delay).

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