Government structures and neighborhood leads in a geo-spatial environment

  • US 9,064,288 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2014
  • Issued: 06/23/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of organizing an online neighborhood social network, comprising:

  • obtaining a region on a geo-spatial map using a processor and a memory;

    obtaining a first subset of a plurality of members of the online neighborhood social network in a geo-spatial environment associated with the region on the geo-spatial map;

    determining a second subset of the plurality of members with a highest number of points from the first subset, wherein a determination is made is based on a level of information a user contributes in attaining higher status in the neighborhood in the online neighborhood social network;

    creating a representative body from the second subset;

    enabling the representative body to manage a portion of the online neighborhood social network in the geo-spatial environment associated with the region on the geo-spatial map;

    appointing a lead member user from the representative body from the second subset of the plurality of members with the highest number of points from the first subset based on an acceptance of the lead member;

    providing additional access privileges to the lead member user in the online neighborhood social network of the geo-spatial environment;

    verifying that the user lives at a location that is associated with a current address where the user is living using the processor and the memory;

    creating a social network page of the user once verified in the online neighborhood social network;

    distributing a message in a specified range of a distance away from the user surrounding a geographic vicinity adjacent to the location of the user originating the message;

    designating the user as a trusted party in the neighborhood the online neighborhood social network based on the level of information the user contributes in attaining higher status in the neighborhood in the online neighborhood social network;

    automatically determining at least one permission of access in the neighborhood of the online neighborhood social network associated with the user; and

    segregating access such that only at least one of a verified individual and a verified entity is able to view information in the neighborhood of the online neighborhood social network.

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