Unified geographic database and method of creating, maintaining and using the same

  • US 20050283503A1
  • Filed: 06/17/2005
  • Published: 12/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1996
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of creating a Unified Geographic Database (UGD) by registering a proprietary name for a geographical location of an entity, the method comprising:

  • receiving geographical location information for an entity;

    receiving a proprietary name for the entity;

    geocoding the geographical location information into a hierarchical address;

    storing the proprietary name, hierarchical address, and geographical location information as a record in the Unified Geographic Database.

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