Delhivery Private Limited (Gurgaon, IN)

In the embodiments, a method and a system to determine the accuracy of a geographical address are described. This system confirms that the geographic location is correct for an address. The location of an address which needs to be verified can be parsed into at the very least one country, state or city town, locality street, sub-locality street or building floor number identification number postal code, zip code or other identification factors. The list of stored addresses is searched for similar addresses. Verification checks are conducted based upon the locations of addresses that have been confirmed to be identical. In this method, the system creates an a level of trust between the address and the geographical location of an organization.

A geographical co-ordinate is an indicator of geographical the location of an entity such as a building, structure open-area or any other geographical area. These entities can also be identified with an address on the street or a combination of zipcodes, postal codes, etc. Geocoding is the method which identifies a specific geographic location, for instance latitude and longitude co-ordinates and the street address or another address identifier of the entity. Geocoordinates aid in improving understanding of the relationship between geographic regions between various entities. This understanding of relationships between entities is critical in many areas such as postal delivery, telecommunications, parcel delivery, route planning etc.

Various methods exist for generating extremely precise geographical coordinates. One method is to survey every single entity using an GPS receiver. The GPS receiver may also provide the geographic location data that can be used to map the addresses. However, such an approach is costly and requires considerable time to implement on a large scale. Therefore, cheaper and more efficient geocoding methods have been developed. These approaches, however, often produce inaccurategeographical co-ordinates. An alternative method could utilize interpolation of addresses to determine the coordinates of addresses in geography. In one example the technique of address interpolation can calculate the geographic coordinates of the streets segment by using the knowledge of geographic co-ordinates that are only applicable to the endpoints of the street segment. There are a variety of drawbacks with this system as address interpolation assumes that the streets are relatively straight,have uniformly spaced street addresses, have structures of a fairly uniform size and are set back a fairly uniform distance back from the street.

Provided these assumptions are satisfied address interpolation is able to accurately calculate the geographic coordinates for addresses on each street segment from the segment’s ending point information using linear interpolation. However, in many cases, these assumptions fail and the resulting geographic coordinates are often inaccurate.

Postal codes and zip codes are another method of assigning location coordinates to a group of entities. In some areas the territory covered by a postal code may not be completely bounded by streets or may not have a clearly identifiable boundary. In such cases, existing geocoding methods may provide inaccurate results.

Thus there is a requirement for a method and system to verify the accuracy of geographic places for organizations.

Embodiments in accordance with the claimed subject matter are described below, with references to the drawings. The figures that accompany them are referenced in the full description. To refer to like elements and features, the same numbers may also be used in the illustrations. As used herein, like terms refer to the same components throughout the description. It is important to note that views of exemplary embodiments are intended to illustrate certain characteristics of the specific embodiment. The views qualitativelyillustrate exemplary features of some embodiments and, therefore, should not be interpreted as being drawn to scale.

FIG. FIG. 1 shows a schematic block diagram showing the system in various embodiments.

FIG. FIG. 2 shows a data storage unit in accordance with certain embodiments of this invention.

FIG. 3 illustrates a directed acyclic graph corresponding to address data stored in the module for data storage according to various embodiments of the present invention.

FIG. FIG. 4 illustrates an address-location verification system according to one specific embodiment.

This summary provides a quick overview of the various aspects. This summary is not an exhaustive overview of the invention. It is not intended to pinpoint key or criticalelements of the invention, nor to define the scope of the invention. Instead, the main purpose of this summary is to provide a few ideas related to the invention in a simplified form in preparation for the more in-depth description to be provided in the future.

It is the aim of the invention to provide improved methods for confirming the geographical location of entities that can be addressed.

One aspect of the invention reveals a computer system that includes at least one processing unit. The computer system further comprises one or more data storage units that are connected to one or moreprocessing modules. One memory module is also linked to one or more of the processing modules. The processing modules can be set to choose an address data corresponding with an address of the primary entity, and also a place data that is corresponding to the place of the entity. compute a first correlation between the location data for the first entity and the location data for the second entity; update a verification score correspondingly to the relationship between the address and location data of first entity.

In various ways, the independent claims define the invention in various ways. The dependent claims describe selected elements of embodiments of the invention in different aspects.

This summary is not designed to be used to limit or limit the scope of the claims. This summary is not intended to determine the most important characteristics or the most important characteristics of the claimed subject matter or to be used to aid in determining the scope of claims. There are many other methods, apparatuses, and systems that can be disclosed. Those skilled in the art will recognize other features and advantages upon reading the detailed description that follows, and upon viewing the accompanying illustrations.

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