Identification of points of interest and positioning based on points of interest
Estimated expiration: 2031-Sep-15
Potentially relevant companies (5): ConnectQuest, Leap Wireless International, Inc., T-Mobile USA, Inc., Verizon, Vodafone Group
Products & technologies (3): LBS - Location Based Services, Location-based Advertising, Telecom:Subscriber Services
It is inter alia disclosed methods, apparatuses, systems, computer programs and computer-readable mediums for identifying a point of interest, for providing a point of interest, and for receiving a point of interest. According to one aspect of the invention, a respective position-related information collected by at least one device at a plurality of time points is obtained. One or more of the collected position-related information is represented as respective position-related points in a one- or multidimensional space. At least one point of interest is identified by detecting at least one accumulation zone from the position-related points in the space.
1. An apparatus, comprising at least one processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to
obtain respective position-related information collected by at least one device based on signals from a plurality of coverage providing entities having respective coverage area identifications at a plurality of time points;
represent one or more of the collected position-related information as respective position-related points in a multidimensional space, wherein each position-related point is defined by a signal parameter value and a respective coverage area identification, and wherein the multidimensional space is defined by dimensions representative of the coverage area identifications and the signal parameter values; and
identify at least one point of interest by detecting at least one accumulation zone based on a density of the position-related points in the space.
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