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Method and System for Mobile Phone Tracking Data to Detect Land Fraud

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234740D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system that gather mobile phone tracking data and create a pattern of mobile device presence in different locations as a means of detecting land fraud and ultimately enabling the authorities to take appropriate action.

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Method and System for Mobile Phone Tracking Data to Detect Land Fraud

Land fraud occurs in many different manifestations. Examples include the illegal conversions of agricultural land, water body/pond areas, or forests to areas for residential or commercial building. Land fraud can negatively impact the environment. In addition, it results in the loss of revenue to the government. A mechanism is needed to detect land fraud at an early stage and enable the government to take the appropriate corrective action.

The novel contribution is a method and system that gather mobile phone tracking data and create a pattern of mobile device presence in different locations. The system validates the identified pattern against stored information or compares it with historical pattern information. If the system finds a variation in trends, then it alerts the local government to take corrective action. In addition, the system can overlay the data (i.e. mashup) onto a mapping application.

To implement the novel process for mobile phone tracking data to detect land fraud:

1. System gathers mobile phone tracking data from different service providers of any locality


2. System clusters different areas based on mobile phone tracking data

3. Based on the pattern of mobile phone presence in different areas, the system classifies the area by possible use of the land (e.g., residential area, commercial area, theater hall, abandoned area, etc.)


4. System validates the gathered data with government records

5. If the system finds that the presence of a mobile device exceeds a certain threshold in each area, then the system tracks the same with histor...