Posted On: Jul 25, 2023

Today, AWS IoT Core announces the general availability of MQTT support for Device Location. IoT Core Device Location feature allows customers to obtain devices’ location data and build location based applications even when devices don’t have a built in GPS. With IoT Core Device Location feature, customers can use advanced cloud based location solvers, such as Wi-Fi scan, Cellular scan, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) scan, and reverse IP look-up to determine geo-coordinates of their IoT devices for use cases such as map visualization, historical route tracking, and Geo-fencing.

Now, with MQTT support for Device Location, customers can use their MQTT devices’ existing connection and data path with AWS IoT Core to obtain devices’ geo-coordinates and send them to 20+ AWS services, including Amazon Location Service. The added support for MQTT devices eliminates the need of maintaining multiple data paths between IoT devices and AWS IoT Core, simplifying customer’s development process when building location based IoT solutions.

AWS IoT Core Device Location is available in the following AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and South America (São Paulo).

Please visit IoT Core Device Location technical documentation to learn more and use the free pricing tier to quickly build your first application.