Categorization of Geocodes (The Story of Locapoint: 6)In previous posts, I introduced many Geocodes. Although there are many Geocodes, they can be categorized into three types. Every Geocode is belonging to one of them, or combination of them.
1. Mesh-Code Type
Subsequently divide target area into small area, and use mesh id number as a code. Mapcode of Denso is a good example.
2. Encoded type
Use the value of geographic parameters (latitude/longitude, or XYZ, etc) and encode them by specific algorism. Sony’s patent is a good example.
3. Database Type
Store a part or whole of location data into database, and use the key to identify its data as a code.
For example, Navigation-code(by Aishin A.W.) is replace degree part with city name. When decode, use city name to get degree data, and restore location data.
Each type havs following merit and demerit.
|Mesh-Code type||Encoded type||Database type|
|Short display digit||Poor||Good||Good|
I select “Encoded type” as a base of Locapoint. So my task is to improve readability.