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Method for spatially distributing a population

United States Patent

July 24, 2007
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A process for spatially distributing a population count within a geographically defined area can include the steps of logically correlating land usages apparent from a geographically defined area to geospatial features in the geographically defined area and allocating portions of the population count to regions of the geographically defined area having the land usages, according to the logical correlation. The process can also include weighing the logical correlation for determining the allocation of portions of the population count and storing the allocated portions within a searchable data store. The logically correlating step can include the step of logically correlating time-based land usages to geospatial features of the geographically defined area. The process can also include obtaining a population count for the geographically defined area, organizing the geographically defined area into a plurality of sectors, and verifying the allocated portions according to direct observation.
Bright; Edward A. (Knoxville, TN), Bhaduri; Budhendra L. (Knoxville, TN), Coleman; Phillip R. (Knoxville, TN), Dobson; Jerome E. (Lawrence, KS)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 455,105
June 5, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.