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1. (WO2013123646) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING SIGNIFICANT PLACES

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/123646    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2012/071446
Publication Date: Fri Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 23 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: G01S 19/42
Applicants: NOKIA CORPORATION
CAO, Huanhuan
TIAN, Jilei
Inventors: CAO, Huanhuan
TIAN, Jilei
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING SIGNIFICANT PLACES
Abstract:
An approach is provided for determining significant places with greatly improved accuracy using universally available identifier information. A significant place platform causes, at least in part, a mapping of one or more communication coverage areas associated with one or more identifiers onto at least one geo-grid, wherein the one or more identifiers are associated with at least one device operating within at least one communication network. The significant place platform further processes the one or more identifiers to determine one or more significance scores associated with one or more grid units of the at least one geo-grid. The significant place platform also determines at least one significant place based, at least in part, on the one or more significance scores.