Two of the most blogged about topics right now are location-based services and infographics. Location-based services user numbers are growing, along with the amount of new geo / location startups launching what seems like every week. Many are questioning the value of location-based services even with the recent announcement of Facebook Places. Regardless location-based services are here to stay and being implemented in brand strategies, mobile marketing campaigns and more. If you’re scratching your head around the check-in phenomenon and the mobile industry take a look at these 9 location-based infographics showing how and why the mobile world is checking in.

The History of Location Technology

The History of Location Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]
Via: Mashable

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Location
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Location
Via: Gigaom

Infographic matrix: Foursquare vs Facebook vs Gowalla vs Yelp vs BrightKite vs. Where.com vs Booyah vs. Loopt comparison guide
Infographic matrix: Foursquare vs Facebook vs Gowalla vs Yelp vs BrightKite vs. Where.com vs Booyah vs. Loopt comparison guide
Via: Mark Fidelman

the Geosocial Universe
about  the Geosocial Universe
Via: Jess3

a&g’s Location-Based Services Cheat Sheet
a&g’s Location-Based Services Cheat Sheet
Via: @schneidermike

How Check-Ins Work in Location-Based Apps
How Check-Ins Work in Location-Based Apps
Via: Wayne Sutton

GeoLocal: The Rise of Consumer Location-based Services
GeoLocal: The Rise of Consumer Location-based Services
Via: Gigaom

The Rise of Mobile Games
The Rise of Mobile Games
Via: jackpotcity

Mobile Advertising and the Rise of Coupons
Mobile Advertising and the Rise of Coupons
Infographic By Promotional Codes

What are your thoughts on the mobile location-based industry?

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