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GPS and Municipal Services Grouping

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:40:40 -0700 (PDT)
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I have posted a draft document for discussion.  The computations are all, one way or another, in the Public Domain.  There are a few ideas that, if they were not prior art, they will be as soon as I hit the send button.

1. Small local regions can be classified using the familiar Address Book style.  All Governments spend significant money, time and effort figuring out what smaller regions should be called.  An Address Book is just a partial list of this work.  Users (of Government Services) need access to a complete list, but not constantly, and in fact only when they venture to new regions.

2. Solar Noon occurs every day.  Measured at the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, it is a fixed value "good for a year".  A rounded off Solar Noon has the same value over a small region, and this forms a natural jurisdiction.  It is an easy matter to determine if a GPS coordinate is within the region without ever having mapped the boundaries of the region.  This relation can be used to group Regional Municipal Services.  

Please have a look: http://tinyurl.com/egov-ig

or: http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/lcn/

The example Municipality is San Francisco, California, US.  The methods are useful worldwide.  This being Labor Day Weekend in the US, some other consequences may be of interest: http://tinyurl.com/white-nights-forever

--Gannon
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