Posted On: Jul 11, 2023

Amazon Location Service now supports publishing tracked device position updates on Amazon EventBridge, allowing customers to leverage position updates to deliver features tailored to the physical location of tracked devices. Developers can create applications that show devices as they move on a map, or store movement data in long-term storage to be used for purposes like asset movement insights, predictive analytics, or compliance. 

Amazon Location Service enables customers to store and retrieve the current and historical location of tracked devices, and helps customers filter out position updates from devices that haven't moved to reduce cost and simplify application development. Now with Amazon EventBridge integration, developers can publish once and use EventBridge rules to further filter and route device-moved events to one or more downstream services. For example, a developer building a delivery application can update the location of a delivery vehicle in near real-time, if and when the vehicle has moved. Additionally, a customer looking to analyze patterns, trends, and behaviors related to the movement of people, vehicles, or assets over time can now send device-moved position updates to a long-term storage system, like an S3 bucket, for future processing or analytics.

Amazon Location Service is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Stockholm), and South America (São Paulo).

To learn more, visit the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide.