User-centric event reporting

  • US 7,089,116 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2004
  • Issued: 08/08/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing information regarding an observed event, comprising:

  • (a) receiving data as input into a mobile handheld data processing device, said data comprising information corresponding to an event observed by a user of the device, wherein said data includes a type of event selected from a predetermined set of events, and includes a location of the event, wherein the location of the event is based on GPS-determined location of the mobile handheld data processing device; and

    (b) wirelessly sending from the mobile data processing device to a server, the event type and the location of the event, wherein the server performs an integrity check on the sent data; and

    wherein step (b) further comprises selecting a category of meteorological event and a specific meteorological event in the selected category.

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