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  • n. A virtual perimeter around a geographic area. Geofences are typically enforced by monitoring the positions of trackable (e.g. GPS-equipped) devices inside or outside the fenced-in area, and determining if they cross the fence.

Etymologies

geo- +‎ fence (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Parents can "geofence" their child and receive a notification whenever the kid leaves a designated area.

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  • Gartner said one feature of the "geofence" technology could designate an area the shape of a "10-point polygon," rather than a simple radius from a designated point, as is the case with some tracking technology.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • The system includes an alert feature that automatically sends a text message to rangers when a collared elephant approaches a virtual "geofence," which is established to reduce human-elephant conflict.

    Mongabay.com News

  • So they placed a mobile phone SIM card in Kimani's collar, then set up a virtual "geofence" using a global positioning system that mirrored the conservatory's boundaries.

    Resilience Science

  • A mobile phone SIM card is inserted in the elephant collars that automatically send a text message if they go beyond a certain geographic boundary, or "geofence".

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  • For example, Navizon Alert will be able to set up a 'geofence' 3 miles from your home, capable of doing things like activating your air conditioning when you cross the fence.

    VentureBeat

  • "geofence" around his property and the GTU 10 unit would send an alert if the device - and dog

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Activate the Tagg account online to set up your pet's "geofence"—the zone where it's acceptable for the pet to roam.

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  • US fires proton torpedos at AT&T Death Star to blow up T-Mobile merger Flickr's new geofence settings simplify privacy for geotag users Motorola Pro+ targets straggling BlackBerry users, ships October Gender gap in spatial abilities depends on females' role in society

    Ars Technica

  • Apple reportedly setting up system for remote iPhone diagnostics US fires proton torpedos at AT&T Death Star to blow up T-Mobile merger Flickr's new geofence settings simplify privacy for geotag users Motorola Pro+ targets straggling BlackBerry users, ships October

    Ars Technica

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