Server for updating location beacon database

  • US 8,031,657 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2008
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A Wi-Fi location server system, comprising:

  • a collection of information in a non-transitory computer-readable medium describing Wi-Fi access points for at least one target area, the collection including information for a plurality of Wi-Fi access points in the target area, the information including identification information for a corresponding Wi-Fi access point and calculated position information for the corresponding Wi-Fi access point, wherein the calculated position information is obtained from recording multiple readings of the Wi-Fi access point at different locations around the Wi-Fi access point so that the calculation of the position of the Wi-Fi access point reduces arterial bias in the calculated position information;

    computer-implemented logic for receiving sets of newly-discovered readings for Wi-Fi access points in the target area and location information representing one or more locations at which any of the newly-discovered readings were detected;

    computer-implemented logic for identifying potential error in the location information including grouping readings into subsets, assigning one or more attributes to each subset, comparing attributes of at least two subsets, and identifying the potential error in the location information based on results of the comparing; and

    computer-implemented logic to determine position information for Wi-Fi access points based on the multiple readings of the Wi-Fi access point at different locations around the Wi-Fi access point and the location information representing one or more locations at which any of the multiple readings were detected, wherein the location information with potential error is excluded.

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