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Identification of Zone Boundary Entrance and Exit Visualization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246648D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 141K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that visually represents the exit and entrance events at a zone/geofence boundary.

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Identification of Zone Boundary Entrance and Exit Visualization

A geofence is a circular or polygon-defined area around a point on a map that is often defined by the areas latitude and longitude. Developers define geofences to enhance mobile applications such as identifying when to push a message to a customer who is near the store or tracking individuals with an application to turn on the lights when the user is nearing home.

Current technology does not determine where along the boundary of a geofence/zone a device enters/exits. This information could be helpful for product placement, signage, as well as customer support and help personnel placement.

The novel solution is a system that visually represents the exit and entrance events at a zone/geofence boundary. The novel system uses enabling art for the technical steps for determining the exact location at which a user crosses into a geofence/zone.

Following are the steps for implementing the system that provides a visual representation of a device's exit and entrance events at a zone/geofence boundary.

1. Retrieve the zone boundaries from a cloud resource (e.g., geoJavaScript* Object Notation (JSON) format)

2. Retrieve a dataset of boundary entrances/exits from a cloud resource (enabling art)

3. Process the dataset to determine values relative to all geofence/zone possible entrance boundaries

4. Add visual indicators to the geofence/zone boundaries (e.g., color, opacity, line thickness, gradient, icons, etc.)...