Human beings have situational awareness, the ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical information. We see a 30 MPH sign and know how fast we can drive. We see gas line warnings and understand we should not dig. However, our world is now filled with mobile apps and devices that have limited situational awareness. These apps and devices are NOT following the rules of space. Drones fly through restricted airspace, driverless cars operate on our roads and unwanted Pokemon characters appear in churches.
GeoNetwork provides geo-spatial context to applications and devices in order to make autonomous decisions. We allow the owners/regulators of space the ability to establish the rules and permissions within a specified area by creating geofences that have the rules embedded in the virtual fence. Applications and devices are programmed to tune to these smart geofences, understand the rules and make autonomous decisions.
GeoNetwork has gridded the entire planet to a cm2 resolution and mapped longitude/latitude points to a proprietary coordinate system. Geofences can be as large as a country or as small as a matchbox.
Our two-dimensional and three-dimensional fences support both centroid and polygon geometry - an accurate reflection of building perimeters, street grids, legal jurisdictions, and other complex, real-world shapes.
By using standard DNS to push fence geometry and metadata to devices and mobile phones, we are able to cache 50,000+ geofences locally (on the device), giving the application constant geospatial context, whether it is connected or not.
GeoNetwork is the only network to deliver fence geometry over the Internet via standard DNS. That means 30x faster fence transmissions, tamper-resistant DNSSEC protection and an end to battery-draining connectivity needs.
GeoNetwork has four patents issued with numerous patents pending. Core intellectual property includes:
Delivery of geofences and metadata via DNS caches in mobile devices, WiFi routers and mobile carrier networks
Embedded component within mobile apps and devices that acts on local fences and their metadata
Geofence registration, verification, and certification service
A global geospatial standard that provides cm precision and a new dimension of contextual awareness for autonomous systems
We have created the scaffolding for a new geospatial age.