Posts Tagged “location”

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  • Sensor Location with Helium, GeoJSON, and Timeseries

    Mark Phillips November 22, 2016

    Over the course of building Helium, we’ve done a lot of investigation around how to structure our APIs and make them useful for developers in the context of the Internet of Things. In thinking through the various use cases of our platform (including hardware) and speaking to customers, it became apparent that tying location data back to sensors comes up often with a certain class of customers. So we made the Helium API extremely flexible such that it can accommodate location data like GPS coordinates. Not only is it built to store data from Helium-powered sensors, but it can ingest and expose virtually any JSON timeseries data. Recently, a customer of ours built an application that made great use of the the Helium API and location data so we wanted to share one aspect of their application design.