Sustainable Development

5 ways location data is making the world a better place

A salesperson (L) talks with a visitor in front of a map showing the location of an apartment complex which is currently under construction at its showroom in Seoul March 18, 2015. While activity is soaring, with the number of transactions at a 7-year high, housing prices are rising at a glacial pace as heavy household debt and a fast-ageing population keep a lid on price growth. To match story SOUTHKOREA-ECONOMY/HOUSING Picture taken on March 18. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The practical applications of location data are almost endless in the modern interconnected world. Image: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Heidi Vella
Freelance Journalist, Raconteur
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