Posted On: Aug 11, 2022

Amazon Location Service now supports circular geofences, allowing developers to draw virtual boundaries by specifying a point and a radius on a map. Developers can use Amazon Location geofencing to initiate actions when devices enter or leave a specific area of interest by evaluating positions against tens of thousands of geofences in near-real time. 

When using geofencing, developers can now add geofences as either polygons, by providing a series of connected lines, or as circles, by providing the latitude and longitude of the center and the radius of the circle. For example, a food delivery company can send a notification when the delivery vehicle is close to a customer’s house by providing a specific radius around the address.

Amazon Location Service is a location-based service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data quality, user privacy, or cost. With Amazon Location Service, you retain control of your location data, protecting your privacy and reducing enterprise security risks. Amazon Location Service provides a consistent API across high-quality location-based service data providers (Esri and HERE), all managed through one AWS console.

Amazon Location Service is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).