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Among 57 patents issued this week to Apple, one involves techniques for creating a location fingerprint within a venue. While GPS is a common feature to any mobile device, when enclosed within a structure, the signal may be outside of the line of sight with GPS satellites, resulting in a greater margin for error. The new technology, known as indoor location mapping, distinguishes itself through its ability to generate a location map inside a building or tunnel. Apple’s iOS 11 harnesses this invention and Apple Maps is now supported at major malls and airports around the world. Through this technology, any app utilizing location will be able to deliver its services indoors. #omnilegalgroup #patent #Apple