Smart Polygons: Shaping a More Intelligent Location
While there are many great reasons to adopt LocationKit, our advanced location manager SDK, in your app, one of my favorites to discuss is our extensive Venue Database.
tl;dr We have put together what we think is the most extensive venue database for any location API on the market which we use to intelligently refine user location using LocationKit
Polygons, not points
The greatest difference between our database and the competition is that our database contains polygons for each address whereas most others use points to represent a location. What does that mean?
In a traditional setup, each venue is represented by a single “pin” which is often attempted to be the center of mass of a particular address or building. It would be a single latitude/longitude for that place.
For example, in the following screenshot from Google Maps, the “pin” for Crios near Dupont Circle in Washington,...
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