Wisconsin company receives US patent for crime mapping GPS navigation system

“We believe that people visiting unfamiliar cities need and want to be aware at-a-glance of where there are concentrations of crime. This patent represents that idea,” says Trinko. “Our ultimate goal is to provide travelers with information about their immediate surroundings and route of travel, and community members with the tools to understand how crime may impact them. We want to help people make smart decisions about their surroundings. We think that objective, incident-based data provides the opportunity for consumers and the general public to be better informed.”

According to Hager, Rio Sisa Idea Farm has many plans for use of the new patent. “Among other things, we are in the process of developing an application that consumers can download with relevant crime information presented in an easy-to-use format,” he said. The phone has been ringing too. “We’ve had substantial interest from crime data companies, a GPS manufacturer, and even mapping companies regarding licensing the technology.”

SOURCE Rio Sisa Idea Farm LLC