Posted On: Oct 3, 2023

Amazon Location Service now supports geographical bounding box search for device positions, allowing developers to retrieve the latest position of their devices within a specific polygon. With bounding box search, developers can efficiently find devices within an area of interest to support use cases such as searching for tracked assets near a location, showing device positions on a map at different zoom levels, and personalizing communication to customers within specific geographical areas.

Amazon Location Trackers enable customers to store and retrieve the current and historical location of tracked devices. Now with bounding box search, developers can specify a polygon as a query filter and only retrieve devices within that area. For example, a food delivery app can find all available drivers near a restaurant and assign order pickup based on their proximity. Similarly, an equipment rental company can identify all its assets within a construction site to monitor and bill accordingly.

Amazon Location Service is a fully managed 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.

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), South America (São Paulo), and AWS GovCloud (US-West).

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