[OSGeo-Discuss] GIS Patent Applications

Moskovitz, Bob Bob.Moskovitz at conservation.ca.gov
Thu Jul 30 14:14:28 PDT 2009

I'll take a look.  By the way, a great source of information on patents can be found in http://www.groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=20050402193202442.   This page is huge, so you might want to start here:  http://www.groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=20050402193202442#aboutpatent.

Bob Moskovitz 
Research Analyst I 
Seismic Hazard Zonation Project
California Geological Survey 

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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org]On Behalf Of Landon Blake
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] GIS Patent Applications

There are a couple of GIS related patent applications online at peer-to-patent. I have a hard time understanding patent applications, but the first seems to deal with using an algorithm to calculate neighborhood boundaries. The second seems to deal with using GIS analysis to study damage (or potential damage) to a physical plant, which could be a utility network according to the patent application.


I'm sure we have people more talented than I at understanding patent applications. I am willing to help with a review of the patents if others are interested, but I don't think I am capable of a review on my own. I wanted to at least make our community aware of the patents.


Geocoding based on neighborhoods and other uniquely defined informal spaces or geographical regions



Method for analyzing damage to a physical plant






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