Geographic location referencing system and method

  • US 6,356,834 B2
  • Filed: 04/20/2001
  • Issued: 03/12/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of creating a proprietary address, comprising:

  • obtaining a proprietary name for a geographic location;

    obtaining positional information about the geographic location by converting the positional information into a hierarchical address, the hierarchical address includes a specific locational address appended to general position information, the general position information representing at least one of a plurality of pre-defined grids, each of the grids corresponding to a geographical area and having a plurality of cells and sub-cells corresponding to smaller geographical areas within the grid verifying that the name is unique for a geographic region;

    storing the proprietary name and associated positional information if the name is unique for the geographical region.

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