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US20070219712A1 US11653194 US65319407A US2007219712A1 US 20070219712 A1 US20070219712 A1 US 20070219712A1 US 11653194 US11653194 US 11653194 US 65319407 A US65319407 A US 65319407A US 2007219712 A1 US2007219712 A1 US 2007219712A1
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Abstract

A method, apparatus and system of lodging and real property in a geo-spatial mapping environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes associating a user with the real property in the geo-spatial environment when the user claims the real property, concurrently displaying a profile of the user and/or the real property in the geo-spatial environment in a map, simultaneously generating, in the map, wiki profiles associated with different real properties surrounding the real property claimed by the user and/or marking a status of the real property claimed by the user in the geo-spatial environment as being available through an indicator expressing an availability status of the real property.

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    CLAIMS OF PRIORITY
  • This patent application is a continuation in part and claims priority from:
  • (1) U.S. Provisional patent application No. 60/783,226, titled ‘Trade identity licensing in a professional services environment with conflict’ filed on Mar. 17, 2006. (2) U.S. Provisional patent application No. 60/817,470 titled ‘Segmented services having a global structure of networked independent entities’, filed Jun. 28, 2006. (3) U.S. Provisional patent application No. 60/853,499, titled ‘Method and apparatus of neighborhood expression and user contribution system’ filed on Oct. 19, 2006. (4) U.S. Provisional patent application No. 60/854,230 titled ‘Method and apparatus of neighborhood expression and user contribution system’ filed on Oct. 25, 2006.
  • (5) U.S. Utility patent application Ser. No. 11/603,442 titled ‘Map based neighborhood search and community contribution’ filed on Nov. 22, 2006.
  • FIELD OF TECHNOLOGY
  • This disclosure relates generally to the technical fields of communications and, in one example embodiment, to a method, apparatus, and system of lodging and real property in a geo-spatial mapping environment.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Marketing a property (e.g., selling and/or renting a home, a condo, an office space, etc.) may be achieved independently and/or through an agent. When an owner markets the property themselves, the owner may place a lawn sign on their yard, and advertise through an independent website such as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) website. A potential buyer may drive around a neighborhood for hours before seeing the lawn sign before contacting the owner (e.g., if they do not first see the property being marketed on the independent website). When the owner markets the property through the agent, the agent may place the property on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, so that the property is searchable by prospective buyers and agents by address, characteristic, and/or location.
  • The MLS database and the FSBO website may not include objective information about properties immediately adjacent to the property being marketed (e.g., information about homes and people who surround the property being marketed). As such, the potential buyer may need to physically drive to the neighborhood and observe a characteristic (e.g., safety, demographics, loud music by a neighbor, weird neighbor, barking dog, sex offenders in the neighborhood, drug activity of a neighbor, etc.) of the neighborhood themselves. Because the potential buyer may visit the neighborhood briefly, they may draw conclusions as to a desirability of the property based on their own brief experiences in the neighborhood.
  • To get more accurate neighborhood data, the potential buyer may need to visit properties in the neighborhood and speak with neighbors around the property being marketed. The potential buyer may be shy and/or may not have enough time to speak with the neighbors around the property being marketed. As such, the marketed property may be purchased by the prospective buyer, and the prospective buyer may feel like they made a bad decision if later an undesirable characteristic is surfaced.
  • SUMMARY
  • A method, apparatus and system of lodging and real property in a geo-spatial mapping environment are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes associating a user with a real property in a geo-spatial environment when the user claims the real property, concurrently displaying a profile of the user and the real property in the geo-spatial environment in a map, simultaneously generating in the map, wiki profiles associated with different real properties surrounding the real property claimed by the user and marking a status of the real property claimed by the user in the geo-spatial environment as being available through an indicator expressing an availability status of the real property.
  • In addition, the method may include modifying the availability status to a for-sale-by-owner status, and applying a meta-data to the real property indicating a price, duration, a physical characteristic, and/or a condition of the real property. The method may further include geo-spatially determining which of a set of providers have an availability to deliver and/or install a lawn sign to a physical location of the real property based on a confirmation request of the user, and automatically generating a marketing flyer having details of the real property in a print and/or web form. In addition the method may include generating a customized postcard mailer to be distributed through physical mail of the marketing flyer to neighbors surrounding the real property with for those addresses which are not associated with users currently having electronic communication information in the geo-spatial environment.
  • The method may also include transforming the availability status to a retained agent status based on a request of the user, geo-spatially applying an agency profile of the retained agent to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and/or is surrounded by wiki profiles in the map and syndicating the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database upon request of the user.
  • Furthermore, the method may include modifying the availability status to a for rent status and applying the meta-data indicating the price, the term, the duration, the physical characteristic, and/or the condition of the real property to the real property. Also, the method may include booking a prospective resident of the real property in a particular window of time in the geo-spatial environment when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental and processing a payment of another user when another user confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  • Moreover, the method may include pre-qualifying prospective buyers who wish to acquire any one of a tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property, enabling the prospective buyers to bid on any one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property and inviting an optimal one of the prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user.
  • Furthermore, the method may include previewing, in response to a mouse over of the user, resident and/or business profiles associated with the different real properties surrounding the real property having both positive and negative wiki-compiled data. The method may also include automatically setting a new latitude and longitude location based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates a pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating the physical location of the real property.
  • In addition, the method may include concurrently generating a representation of properties listed in a multiple listing service directly in the geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and the real property claimed by the user. The method may further include conducting an escrow process directly in the geo-spatial environment including any verifications and/or audit reporting associated with the real property transaction including a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and/or a disclosure check-off procedure.
  • Moreover, the method may include building a community of real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to facilitate the escrow process, and/or providing a recommendation to a chosen few of the real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to neighbors of the user through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  • In another aspect, a system includes any number of neighborhoods having registered users and/or unregistered users of a global neighborhood environment, a lodging module of the global neighborhood environment to enable the registered users of a wiki-based social network overlying a global mapping infrastructure to geo-spatially mark properties that they have claimed as being available in an open market to potentially interested parties, and a wiki module of the global neighborhood environment to enable the registered users to create a social network page of themselves, and/or to edit information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through a viewing of physical properties in which the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users so that the potentially interested parties have an ability to view a consensus social characteristic of neighbors surrounding a property marked as transact able.
  • The system may also include a search module of the global neighborhood environment to enable a people search, a business search, and/or a category search of any data in the lodging module and/or to enable embedding of any content in the global neighborhood environment in other search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and/or static websites.
  • In addition, the system may include a for-sale-by-owner module of the global neighborhood environment to modify an availability status to a for-sale-by-owner status, to apply a meta-data indicating a price, duration, a physical characteristic, and/or a condition of a real property being marketed to the real property.
  • Furthermore, the system may include a delivery module of the global neighborhood environment to geo-spatially determine which of a set of providers have an availability to deliver and/or install a physical marker in a physical location of the real property based on a confirmation request of a user, and to automatically generate a marketing flyer having details of the real property in a print and/or web form, and a pushpin module to automatically set a new latitude and longitude location based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates a pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating the physical location of the real property.
  • The system may include a retained agent module of the global neighborhood environment to transform the availability status to a retained agent status based on a request of the user, and/or to geo-spatially apply an agency profile of the retained agent to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and is surrounded by wiki profiles in the map, and a syndication module of the global neighborhood environment to publish the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database upon request of the user.
  • The system may further include a rent module of the global neighborhood environment to modify the availability status to a for rent status and/or to apply a meta-data indicating a price, a term, a duration, a physical characteristic, and/or a condition of a real property to the real property, and a paying guest module of the global neighborhood environment to book a prospective resident of the real property in the global neighborhood environment in a particular window of time when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental, and/or to process a payment of the another user when the another user confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  • Furthermore, the system may include a bidding module of the global neighborhood environment to pre-qualify prospective buyers who wish to acquire any one of a tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property, to enable the prospective buyers to bid on any one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property, and/or to invite an optimal one of the prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user.
  • Moreover, the system may include a multiple listing module of the global neighborhood environment to incorporate a representation of properties listed in a multiple listing service directly in a geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and a real property claimed by a user. The system may also include an escrow module of the global neighborhood environment to perform verifications and/or audit reporting associated with a real property transaction including a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and/or a disclosure check-off procedure.
  • Also, the system may further include a recommendation module of the global neighborhood environment to build a community of real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to facilitate the escrow process, and/or to provide a recommendation to a chosen few of a real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to neighbors of the user through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  • In yet another aspect, a global neighborhood environment includes a first instruction set to visualize real property tenancy and for sale availability and/or to reside above a map data, in which a social network underlies the visualization network in that each prospective lister and bidder of a real property is expressible to one and other in a geo-spatial environment, a second instruction set integrated with the first instruction set to enable users of the social network to mark owned ones of their properties as being available as rental properties and for sale and/or which provides positive and negative user generated content of neighbors surrounding the owned ones of the properties being available as rental properties and for sale.
  • Furthermore, the global neighborhood environment also includes a third instruction set to provide a free form of expression of the users sharing information about any entities and/or people residing in any geographical location identifiable in the satellite map data, and/or to provide a technique of each of the users to claim a geographic location to control content in their respective claimed geographic locations and a fourth instruction set integrated with the first instruction set and the second instruction set to enable global exploration of properties being marketed in the geo-spatial environment by indexing each of the data shared by the users of any of the people and/or entities residing in any geographic location.
  • Moreover, the global neighborhood environment may include a fifth instruction set to schedule delivery of physical goods and/or services to listers and/or bidders in the geo-spatial environment based on user generated requests in the geo-spatial environment at a pre, during, and/or post transaction event.
  • The methods, systems, and apparatuses disclosed herein may be implemented in any means for achieving various aspects, and may be executed in a form of a machine-readable medium embodying a set of instructions that, when executed by a machine, cause the machine to perform any of the operations disclosed herein. Other features will be apparent from the accompanying drawings and from the detailed description that follows.
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  • Example embodiments are illustrated by way of example and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which like references indicate similar elements and in which:
  • FIG. 1 is a system view of a global neighborhood environment communicating with the neighborhood(s) through a network, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 2 is a user interface view of for-sale profile of a real property in a geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 3 is tree diagram of top level of a website for buying and listing the real property in the geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 4 is a tree diagram showing online selling process and bidding process of the real property in the geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 5A is a user interface view of a buyer/tenant tools, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 5B is a user interface view of a lister tools, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 6 is a system view of a global neighborhood environment communicating with the neighborhood(s) through a network, an advertiser(s), a global map data and an occupant data, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 7 is an exploded view of a social community module of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 8 is an exploded view of a search module of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 9 is an exploded view of a wiki module of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 10 is an exploded view of a commerce module of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 11 is an exploded view of a map module of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 12 is a table view of user address details, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 13 is a social community view of a social community module, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 14 is a profile view of a profile module, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 15 is a contribute view of a neighborhood network module, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 16 is a diagrammatic system view of a data processing system in which any of the embodiments disclosed herein may be performed, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 17A is a user interface view of mapping user profile of the geographical location, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 17B is a user interface view of mapping of the wiki profile, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 18A is a user interface view of mapping of a wiki profile of the commercial user, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 18B is a user interface view of mapping of customizable business profile of the commercial user, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 19 is a user interface view of a group view associated with particular geographical location, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 20 is a user interface view of claim view, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 21 is a user interface view of a building builder, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 22 is a systematic view of communication of wiki data, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 23 is a systematic view of a network view, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 24 is a block diagram of a database, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 25 is an exemplary graphical user interface view for data collection, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 26 is an exemplary graphical user interface view of image collection, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 27 is an exemplary graphical user interface view of an invitation, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 28 is a flowchart of inviting the invitee(s) by the registered user, notifying the registered user upon the acceptance of the invitation by the invitee(s) and, processing and storing the input data associated with the user in the database, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 29 is a flowchart of adding the neighbor to the queue, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 30 is a flowchart of communicating brief profiles of the registered users, processing a hyperlink selection from the verified registered user and calculating and ensuring the Nmax degree of separation of the registered users away from verified registered users, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 31 is an N degree separation view, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 32 is a user interface view showing a map, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 33A is a process flow of searching a map based community and neighborhood contribution, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 33B is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33A showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 33C is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33B showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 33D is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33C showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 33E is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33D showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 34A is a process flow of associating a user with a real property in a geo-spatial environment and marking the status of the real property claimed by the user, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 34B is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 34A showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 34C is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 34B showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • FIG. 34D is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 34C showing additional processes, according to one embodiment.
  • Other features of the present embodiments will be apparent from the accompanying drawings and from the detailed description that follows.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • A method, apparatus and system of lodging and real property in a geo-spatial mapping environment are disclosed. In the following description, for the purposes of explanation, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the various embodiments. It will be evident, however to one skilled in the art that the various embodiments may be practiced without these specific details.
  • In one embodiment, a method includes associating a user with a real property (e.g., home, building, office, homes for rent, etc.) in a geo-spatial environment (e.g., geo-spatial environment 300 of FIG. 3) when the user (e.g., buyer, tenants, owner, agent, etc.) claims (e.g., for buying, bidding, selling, etc.) the real property, concurrently displaying a profile of the user and the real property in the geo-spatial environment in a map (e.g., as illustrated in FIG. 2), simultaneously generating, in the map, wiki profiles associated with different real properties surrounding the real property claimed by the user, and marking a status of the real property claimed by the user in the geo-spatial environment as being available through an indicator expressing an availability status (e.g., a for-sale-by owner status, retained agent status, rent status, etc.) of the real property.
  • In another embodiment, a system includes any number of neighborhoods (e.g., the neighborhood 102A-N of FIG. 1) having registered users and unregistered users of a global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1), a lodging module (e.g., the lodging module 106 of FIG. 1) of the global neighborhood environment to enable the registered users of a wiki-based social network overlying a global mapping infrastructure to geo-spatially mark properties that they have claimed as being available (e.g., a real property may marked as being available as for-sale-by owner, a property for rent, a paying guest facility available, etc.) in an open market to potentially interested parties, and a wiki module (e.g., the wiki module 110 of FIG. 1) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1) to enable the registered users (e.g., owners, buyers, bidders, etc.) to create a social network page of themselves, and/or to edit information associated with the unregistered users (e.g., through a summary view 210 of FIG. 2) identifiable through a viewing of physical properties in which the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users so that potentially interested parties (e.g., the prospective buyers, the prospective bidders, etc.) have an ability to view a consensus social characteristic (e.g., the information like the occupation, name, personal details, social details, interests, etc.) of neighbors surrounding a property marked as transact able.
  • In yet another embodiment, a global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1) includes a first instruction set to visualize real property tenancy and for sale availability (e.g., through displaying an availability status in an aerial map view) and/or to reside above a map data, in which a social network underlies an visualization network in that each prospective lister and/or bidder of the real property is expressible to one and other in a geo-spatial environment, a second instruction set integrated with the first instruction set to enable users of a social network to mark owned ones of their properties as being available as rental properties and for sale and/or which provides positive and/or negative user generated content of neighbors surrounding the owned ones of the properties being available as rental properties and/or for sale, a third instruction set to provide a free form of expression of the users sharing information about any entities and/or people residing in any geographical location identifiable in a satellite map data, and/or to provide a technique of each of the users to claim the geographic location to control content in their respective claimed geographic locations and a fourth instruction set integrated with the first instruction set and the second instruction set to enable global exploration of properties being marketed in the geo-spatial environment by indexing each of a data shared by the users of any of the people and/or entities residing in any geographic location.
  • FIG. 1 is a system view of a global neighborhood environment 100 communicating with neighborhood(s) 102A-N through a network 104, an advertiser(s) 124, a global map data 126, an occupant data 128, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 1 illustrates the global neighborhood environment 100, the neighborhood 102A-N, the network 104, the advertiser(s) 124, the global map data 126, and the occupant data 128, according to one embodiment.
  • The global neighborhood environment 100 may contain a lodging module 106, a search module 108, a wiki module 110, a for sale by owner module 112, a rent module 114, a delivery module 130, a pushpin module 132, a retained agent module 134, a paying guest module 136, a bidding module 138, a syndication module 140, a multiple listing module 142, a escrow module 144, and a recommendation module 146, according to one embodiment. The neighborhood 120 may include a user 116, a residence 118, a neighbor 120, a business 122, a home for sale 148, and a community center 150, according to one embodiment.
  • The global neighborhood environment 100 may include set of instructions that may facilitate the registered and/or unregistered user of the global neighborhood environment to communicate information (e.g., the information associated in buying, selling, listing, biding, etc.) associated with a real property in the geo-spatial environment. The neighborhood(s) 102 may be a geographically localized community associated with the real property in a geospatial environment. The neighborhood(s) 102A-N may contain registered and unregistered users of the global neighborhood environment associated with the real property of the global neighborhood environment 100. The network 104 may facilitate the global neighborhood environment to communicate the information associated with the neighborhood(s) 102. The lodging module 106 may enable the registered users of a wiki social network to geo-spatially mark properties which the user has claimed (e.g., the registered user may geo-spatially mark properties as available in an open market to potentially interested parties.).
  • The search module 108 may enable a search (e.g., a people search, a business search, a category search, etc.) of any data in the lodging module 106 and/or may enable embedding of any content (e.g., in search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks, professional networks, etc.) in the global neighborhood environment.
  • The wiki module 110 may enable the registered users to create and/or update their information associated with the real property in the geo-spatial environment. A ‘wiki’ (e.g., may be enabled through the wiki module 110) can be defined as a perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in a structure and/or a logic, a wiki may allow anyone to edit, delete and/or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog (e.g., or a social network page), typically authored by an individual, may not allow visitors to change a original posted material, only add comments to an original content. The term wiki may refer to either the web site or the software used to create the site. The term ‘wiki’ also implies fast creation, ease of creation, and community approval in many software contexts.
  • The for-sale-by-owner module 112 may provide an advertisement system to the business that may enable the users to purchase the real property in the neighborhood(s) 102. The for-sale-by-owner module 112 may also modify an availability status to a for-sale-by-owner status. The for-sale-by-owner module 112 may apply a metadata (e.g., indicating a price, a duration, etc.) and/or a condition of the real property being marketed to the real property. The rent module 114 may modify the availability status to a for rent status. In addition, the rent module 114 may apply the metadata (e.g., indicating the price, the physical characteristic, etc.) and/or the condition of the real property to the real property. The user 116 may be the registered and/or unregistered users who may be interested to buy, sell, list and/or bid the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The residence 118 may be a real estate existing in the neighborhood(s) 102.
  • The business 122 may be a customer service, finance, sales, production, communications/public relations and/or marketing organization that may be located in the neighborhood(s) 102. The advertiser(s) 124 may be the individual and/or a firm who may be involved in encouraging the user's attention to the real property in the geo-spatial environment through a variety of media.
  • The global map data 126 may contain details/maps of any area, region and/or neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 102A-N of FIG. 1) of the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The occupant data 128 may be the information associated with the registered and/or unregistered users of the global neighborhood environment residing in the neighborhood(s) 102. The delivery module 130 may automatically generate a marketing flyer (e.g., the marketing flyers may contain details of the real property in print and web form). Also, the delivery module 130 may deliver physical goods and/or services to listers and/or bidders in the geo-spatial environment based on user generated requests in the geo-spatial environment at a pre, during, and/or post transaction event. In addition, the delivery module 130 may install a physical marker in the physical location of the real property based on a confirmation request of the user.
  • The pushpin module 132 may automatically set a new latitude and longitude location when the user relocates a pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating the physical location of the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The pushpin module 132 may set the latitude and longitude location based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property in the geo-spatial environment.
  • The retained agent module 134 may modify the availability status to a retained status based on the request of the user. Also, the retained agent module 134 may apply the agent profile of the retained agent to enable the user of the global neighborhood environment to view the agent profile concomitantly in the real property surrounded by the wiki profiles in the map. The paying guest module 136 may enable the user (e.g., buyer, bidder, real estate agent, etc.) to book the real property in the global neighborhood environment on selecting the social networking profile of the another user (e.g., owner, real estate agent, etc.) who may have requested the real property as rental.
  • The paying guest module 136 may enable another user (e.g., owner, real estate agent, etc.) to process a payment on confirmation of a booking of the real property by another user on a particular time. The bidding module 138 may enable prospective buyer(s) to bid on any of a tenancy and/or ownership interest in the real property in the global neighborhood environment. The bidding module 138 may pre-qualify the prospective buyer (e.g., who may have the interest to buy the real property) and/or may facilitate the user to invite an other prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user of the global neighborhood environment.
  • The syndication module 140 may publish the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database when requested by the user. The multiple listing module 142 may update the listing in a multiple listing services in the geo-spatial environment concurrently with the wiki pages and/or the real property claimed by the user. The escrow module 144 may carryout verifications and/or audit reporting (e.g., a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a title report auditing, a disclosure check-off procedure, etc.) associated with transactions of the real property in the global neighborhood environment.
  • The recommendation module 146 may create a community of a real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to facilitate the escrow process. The recommendation module 146 may provide recommendations through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment to the selected neighbors of the users in the global neighborhood environment.
  • The home for sale 148 may be any real property in the neighborhood(s) 102 of the global neighborhood environment offered for sale by the user (e.g., an owner, a real estate agent, an occupant, etc.) of the global neighborhood environment. The community center 150 may be public locations in a surrounding area of real property in the neighborhood(s) 102 where members of the community may gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes.
  • In example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 1, the global neighborhood environment 100 may communicate with the neighborhood 102 A-N through the network 104. The global neighborhood environment 100 as illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 1 may communicate the data with the global map data 126 and the occupant data 128. The global neighborhood environment 100 may interact with the advertisers 124 according to the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 1. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 1, the lodging module 106 of the global neighborhood environment 100 may communicate with the search module 108, the wiki module 110, and the for-sale-by owner module 112.
  • For example, the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the prospective bidder, etc.) may be associated with the real property (e.g., immovable property such as homes, offices, commercial places, etc.) in the geo-spatial environment when the user claims the real property. A profile of the user and the real property may be concurrently displayed in the geo-spatial environment in a map. Furthermore, wiki profiles associated with different real properties (e.g., generated through the wiki module 110 of FIG. 1) may be simultaneously generated in the map surrounding the real property claimed by the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the prospective bidder, etc.). Also, a status of the real property claimed by the user may be marked in the geo-spatial environment as being available through an indicator expressing an availability status of the real property (e.g., the indicator may indicate an availability as the for-sale-by owner, retained agent, property for rent, etc.).
  • In addition, the availability status may be modified to the for-sale-by-owner status (e.g., through the for-sale-by owner module 112 of FIG. 1). Also, the meta-data may be applied to the real property indicating the price, the duration, the physical characteristic, and/or the condition of the real property. Furthermore, a set of providers (e.g., the advertisers 124 of FIG. 1) having availability to deliver and/or install a lawn sign to the physical location of the real property may be geo-spatially determined based on the confirmation request of the user (e.g., the lister, the seller, etc.). Moreover, the marketing flyer having details of the real property may be automatically generated in a print and/or web form.
  • In addition, the buyer/tenant tools 500 may also allow the user of the global neighborhood environment who wishes to acquire any one of the tenancy interest and ownership interest to bid and/or buy a home through online real property marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). Furthermore, the availability status may be retained to a retained agent status based on a request of the user (e.g., using the retained agent module 0.134 of FIG. 1). Also, an agency profile of the retained agent may be geo-spatially applied to the real property such that the agency profile may appear concurrently with the real property and/or may be surrounded by wiki profiles in the map. In addition, the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database may be syndicated upon request of the user.
  • Also, the availability status may be modified to the for rent status (e.g., the rent status may be modified through rent module 114 of FIG. 1). The meta-data indicating the price, a term, the duration, the physical characteristic, and/or the condition of the real property may be applied to the real property (e.g., home, office, restaurants, etc.). Furthermore, a prospective resident of the real property in a particular window of time in the geo-spatial environment may be booked when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental. A payment of another user may be processed when another user (e.g., the prospective bidder) confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  • The prospective buyers who may wish to acquire any one of the tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property may be pre-qualified (e.g., using the bidding module 138 of FIG. 1). In addition, the prospective buyers may be enabled to bid on (e.g., using the bidding module 138 of FIG. 1) any one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property (e.g., home, office space, restaurants, etc.). Also, an optimal one of the prospective buyers may be invited to transact the real property with the user.
  • In addition, a representation of properties listed in the multiple listing services may be concurrently generated directly in the geo-spatial environment along with the wiki pages and the real property claimed by the user. Furthermore, the escrow process may be conducted directly in the geo-spatial environment (e.g., through the escrow module 144 of FIG. 1) including any verifications and/or audit reporting associated with the real property transaction including a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and/or a disclosure check-off procedure.
  • Moreover, the community (e.g., the community center 150 of FIG. 1) of real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties may be built to facilitate the escrow process, and providing a recommendation to a chosen few of the real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 120 of FIG. 1) of the user through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  • Furthermore, a system includes any number of neighborhoods 102 having the registered users and/or unregistered users of a global neighborhood environment 100. The system also includes a lodging module 106 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to enable the registered users of a wiki-based social network overlying a global mapping infrastructure to geo-spatially mark properties that they have claimed as being available in the open market to the potentially interested parties (e.g., the prospective buyers, the prospective sellers, etc.).
  • In addition, the system includes the wiki module 110 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to enable the registered users to create the social network page of themselves, and/or to edit information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through a viewing of the physical properties in which the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users so that the potentially interested parties have an ability to view a consensus social characteristic of neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 120 of FIG. 1) surrounding a property marked as transact able.
  • The system may further include a search module 108 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to enable the people search, the business search, and/or the category search of any data in the lodging module 106 and/or to enable embedding of any content in the global neighborhood environment 100 in other search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and/or static websites. Also, the system may include the for-sale-by-owner module 112 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to modify the availability status to the for-sale-by-owner status (e.g., the FSBO 212 of FIG. 2), to apply the meta-data indicating the price, the duration, the physical characteristic, and/or the condition of the real property being marketed to the real property.
  • Furthermore, the system may include the delivery module 130 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to geo-spatially determine which of the set of providers have the availability to deliver and/or install the physical marker in a physical location (e.g., when the user orders the lawn sign through get lawn sign link 504 of FIG. 5B) of the real property based on the confirmation request of the user, and/or to automatically generate the marketing flyer (e.g., the lawn sign) having details of the real property in the print and/or the web form. Moreover, the system may also include the pushpin module 132 to automatically set the new latitude and longitude location based on the relocation of the pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates the pointer in the geo-spatial environment (e.g., using move pin link 214 of FIG. 2) indicating the physical location of the real property.
  • The system may include the retained agent module 134 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to transform the availability status to the retained agent status based on a request of the user, and/or to geo-spatially apply an agency profile of the retained agent to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and is surrounded by the wiki profiles in the map.
  • Also, the system may include the syndication module 140 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to publish the real property across the realtor multiple listing service database upon request of the user (e.g., the lister, the seller, the owner, etc.). In addition, the system may include the rent module 114 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to modify the availability status to the for rent status and/or to apply the meta-data indicating the price, the term, the duration, the physical characteristic, and/or the condition of the real property to the real property.
  • The system may further include a paying guest module 136 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to book the prospective resident (e.g., the residence 118 of FIG. 1) of the real property in the global neighborhood environment 100 in the particular window of time when the user selects the social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as the rental, and/or to process the payment of the another user (e.g., the owner, the lister, etc.) when the another user confirms the booking of the real property on the particular day.
  • The system may include the bidding module 138 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to pre-qualify prospective buyers (e.g., the potential interested parties) who wish to acquire the tenancy and/or the ownership interest in the real property, to enable the prospective buyers to bid on any one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property, and/or to invite an optimal one of the prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user.
  • Furthermore, the system may include the multiple listing module 142 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to incorporate a representation of properties listed in the multiple listing service directly in the geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and a real property claimed by the user (e.g., the user willing to buy/sell the real property).
  • Also, the system may include the escrow module 144 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to perform verifications and/or audit reporting associated with the real property transaction including the home inspection reporting, the termite inspection reporting, the flood inspection reporting, the title report auditing, and/or the disclosure check-off procedure.
  • Moreover, the system may include the recommendation module 146 of the global neighborhood environment 100 to build the community of real estate transaction, verification, and/or inspection parties to facilitate the escrow process, and/or to provide the recommendation to the chosen few of the real estate transaction (e.g., the selected users of the global neighborhood environment 100 may be recommended), verification, and/or inspection parties to neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 120 of FIG. 1) of the user through the recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  • A global neighborhood environment 100 includes a first instruction set to visualize real property tenancy and/or for sale availability and/or to reside above the map data, in which the social network underlies the visualization network in that each prospective lister and/or bidder of the real property may be expressible to one and other in the geo-spatial environment. Furthermore, the global neighborhood environment 100 includes a second instruction set integrated with the first instruction set to enable users of the social network to mark owned ones of their properties as being available as rental properties and/or for sale and which provides a positive and negative user generated content of neighbors surrounding the owned ones of the properties being available as the rental properties and/or for sale (e.g., the availability status of the real property may be displayed through the profile view as illustrated in FIG. 2).
  • In addition, the global neighborhood environment 100 includes a third instruction set to provide a free form of expression of the users sharing information about any entities and/or people residing in any geographical location identifiable in the satellite map data, and/or to provide a technique of each of the users to claim the geographic location to control content in their respective claimed geographic locations. Also, the global neighborhood environment 100 includes a fourth instruction set integrated with the first instruction set and the second instruction set to enable global exploration of properties being marketed in the geo-spatial environment by indexing each of the data shared by the users of any of the people and/or entities residing in any geographic location.
  • Moreover, the global neighborhood environment 100 may include a fifth instruction set to schedule delivery of physical goods and/or services to listers and/or bidders in the geo-spatial environment based on user generated requests in the geo-spatial environment at a pre, during, and/or post transaction event.
  • FIG. 2 is a user interface view of for-sale profile of a real property in a geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 2 illustrates the for-sale profile 200, a for-sale property 202, a guest house property 204, a for-rent property 206, a neighbor property 208, a summary view 210, a FSBO 212, and a move pin link 214, according to one embodiment.
  • The for-sale profile 200 may be the profile of the real property of the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1 requested by the user. The for-sale profile 200 may display information associated with the real property (e.g., address, status of availability, price of the real property, facilities, neighborhood features, etc.) in the geo-spatial environment claimed by the user. The for-sale property 202 may be the real property in the geo-spatial environment displayed in the aerial map window listed by the another user (e.g., the owner of the real property, the listers, the real estate agents, etc.) for sale.
  • The guest house property 204 may display location of the guest house property in the aerial map that may facilitate the user to book the prospective resident of the real property in the global neighborhood environment 100. The for-rent property 206 may display the real property requested by the user of the global neighborhood environment as rental on the aerial map. The neighbor property 208 may display the location and/or the information associated with the neighbor's property of the user who may wish to acquire any one of the tenancy interest and ownership interest in the real property in the surrounding area of the neighbor's property. The summary view 210 may display the information associated with the registered user and/or unregistered user of the global neighborhood environment in the map and/or may allow to edit the profile of the user associated with the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The summary view 210 may enable the potentially interested parties to view the consensus social characteristic of neighbors surrounding the real property marked as transact able through the pushpin indicator.
  • The FSBO 212 may display the availability status of the real property as for-sale-by owner and/or may also enable the user (e.g., the buyer, the bidder, the tenant, etc.) to access the information associated with the real property which the user (e.g., the buyer, the bidder, the tenant, etc.) wishes to acquire any one of the tenancy interest and ownership interest. The FSBO 212 may offer information that may contain the price, the physical characteristic, condition of the real property, etc. The move pin link 214 may enable the user (e.g., the buyer, the bidder, the tenant, etc.) to view the new latitude and longitude location (e.g., the physical location of the real property) through relocation of pushpin indicator of the real property.
  • In example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 2, the user interface view displays the profile of the real property in the geospatial environment in the aerial map requested by the user who wishes to acquire any one of the tenant interest and ownership interest in the real property and that may contain the information such as address of the real property, the availability status of the real property, the facilities in the real property, the price of the real property, etc.
  • The user interface view as illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 2 may also display the information associated with the physical location of the real property in geo-spatial environment the such as guest houses, properties for sale, properties for rent, neighbor's properties, etc. located by the user (e.g., the buyer, the bidder, the tenant, the owner, a real estate agent, etc.) through the pointer in the geo-spatial environment. The interface view illustrated in FIG. 2 may also display the summary view of the occupants when the user of the global neighborhood environment 100 locates the pointer on the aerial map to view details (e.g., details of Sharbari Jones illustrated in FIG. 2) of the occupants associated with the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The interface view of FIG. 2 may enable the user of the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1 to locate the physical location of the real property through the move pin link 214.
  • For example, the user, resident and/or business profiles associated with the different real properties surrounding the real property may be previewed in response to a mouse having both positive and/or negative wiki-compiled data. Furthermore, the new latitude and longitude location may be automatically set based on the relocation of the pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates the pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating the physical location of the real property.
  • It should be noted that physical mailers may be distributed to users based on any interest of a registered user. For example, the geospatial environment may be pre-seeded with postal address data. Even when an address is not associated with a registered user, any user (e.g., such as a user selling and/or renting their home) may be able to communicate with any neighbor and/or person having a physical address in the geo-spatial environment. For example, any registered user can send a message to an entire neighborhood. Those who are registered users may receive an email, while those who are not registered users may receive a physical postcard or mailer (e.g., such as a coupon book).
  • Users may be able to customize a look and feel of the physical mailer. In addition, users may be able to pre-purchase electronic ‘postage stamps’, and/or create a debit/credit account that they can use to pay for physical mail pieces. A service fee may be assessed (e.g., 20% of postage amount) on the physical mail pieces sent through the geospatial environment. Likewise, each mail piece (e.g., a postcard, a home for rent/sale, an envelope, a coupon book, a greeting card, a holiday card, a wedding announcement, a block party invite) may include a logo of the geospatial provider (e.g., a Fatdoor.com logo), to increase brand awareness. Users may receive a rebate for their mailing costs if they allow one or more targeted text or display ads to be put on the cover or envelope of the mail piece. As such, users in the geospatial environment can communicate with each other through both physical (e.g., postal) and through electronic (e.g., email, instant message, SMS, etc.) means simultaneously.
  • FIG. 3 is tree diagram of top level of a website for buying and/or listing the real property in the geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 3 illustrates the geo-spatial environment 300, a neighbor user generated content 302, the home page 304, a buyer demo 306, a buyer/tenant get started 308, a buyer benefits 310, a client log on 312, an agent interface 314, a marketing banners 316, a bid on/view homes 318, a lister get started 320, a lister benefits 322, a lister demo 324, an online broker support 326, an about us 328, renter tools 330, reservation tools 332, according to one embodiment.
  • The geo-spatial environment 300 may provide and/or display virtual map of the geographical location in the neighborhood 102A-N of the real property. The neighbor user generated content 302 may be the content (e.g., the content generated may be positive and/or negative) associated with the user located in the geographical localized community. The neighbor user generated content 302 may be generated through the set of instructions contained in the global neighborhood environment 100. The home page 304 may be start page, front page and/or main web page of the website of the entity associated with real property transaction (e.g., the website of the real estate agency).
  • In addition, the home page 304 may usually include hyperlinks to other web pages of the website of the real property transactions in the geo-spatial environment. The buyer demo 306 may enable the prospective buyer to buy and/or bid the real property associated with neighborhood 102A-N through a demo (e.g., a video clip, a power point presentation, etc.). The buyer demo 306 may allow information displaying the price, the duration, the physical characteristic and/or the condition of the real property on the request of the user (e.g., the prospective buyer). The buyer/tenant get started 308 may facilitate the prospective buyer/tenant (e.g., who may have a wish to acquire any one of the tenant interest and ownership interest in the real property of the neighborhood) to bid on and/or buy online the real property in the geo-spatial environment.
  • The buyer benefits 310 may offer the benefits associated with the transaction (e.g., bidding, buying, etc.) of the real property in the geo-spatial environment through the real property online marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). The client log on 312 may permit access to privileges and/or facilities to the registered user of the global neighborhood environment for bidding, buying, listing, etc. The agent interface 314 may display the retained agent status based on the request of the user and/or may support the creation and/or retrieval of the agent listed. The marketing banners 316 may enable the registered user of the global neighborhood environment 100 to generate automatically the marketing flyer having details (e.g., details may be in print form and/or web form) of the real property.
  • The bid on/view homes 318 may enable the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the prospective bidder, etc.) to bid on the real property in the geo-spatial environment and/or facilitate the user to preview the details (e.g., the image of the real property, the information associated with the real property, etc.) the real property in the geo-spatial environment.
  • The lister get started 320 may allow the user (e.g., the owner, the real estate agent, etc.) to list the real property for sale, for rent, etc. in the web page. The lister benefits 322 may allow the user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., interested in listing the real property) to know the benefits of listing, selling and/or renting the real property (e.g., no commission, no delays, etc.) through the online real property marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). The lister demo 324 may enable the prospective lister to list and/or sell the real property associated with the neighborhood 102A-N through a demo presentation (e.g., a video clip, a power point presentation, etc.). The lister demo 324 may guide a user (e.g., the lister, the seller, the owner, etc.) to list the real property on the website (e.g., Fatdoor.com).
  • The online broker support 326 may offer help information to the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the lister, the seller, the agent, etc.) of the global neighborhood environment 100 to solve the problems related to transaction of the real property (e.g., listing, selling, renting, buying, bidding, etc.) in the geo-spatial environment. The about us 328 may provide information associated with the entity (e.g., a company, a firm, a real estate agency, etc.).
  • The renter tools 330 may offer the information associated with renting a real property and/or may facilitate the potentially interested parties to book the prospective resident of the real property in the geo-spatial environment. The renter tools 330 may also allow the prospective renter to make payment after confirmation of booking of the real property on the particular time. The reservation tools 332 may facilitate the prospective buyer reserve transaction associated with the real estate property for the particular period of time.
  • In example embodiment FIG. 3 illustrates the home page 304 through which the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the prospective seller, etc.) of the global neighborhood environment 100 may be enabled to chose the facilities and/or the privileges for online transaction of the real property in the geo-spatial environment using the hyperlinks on the webpage.
  • FIG. 4 is a tree diagram showing online selling process and bidding process of the real property in the geo-spatial environment, according to one embodiment. In example embodiment, FIG. 4 illustrates bidding and selling processes of the real property through various hyperlinks displayed on the website. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 4, the user who may be interested in selling the real property obtains the access for website for online transaction (e.g., buying, selling, bidding, etc.) of the real property. The seller may begin the selling process at the home page 304 by selecting the link seller get started 320.
  • A in service area? link 400 may enable the user to verify whether the real property belonging to the seller is in the service area of the website associated with real property transaction in geo-spatial environment or not. If the real property associated with the lister/seller is not in the service area then the seller may be provided access to the selected virtual/referral service after clicking the link virtual/referral services 402 (e.g., a service provided through the listing agents).
  • On the other hand, if the seller's real property is in the service area the seller may be prompted to enter the personal information for the purpose of starting the process through the link (step 1 input info 404). Rules/disclaimers 406 may provide the seller with the information regarding the rules and procedures governing bidding on a real property in the geo-spatial environment through the website (e.g., Fatdoor.com) as well as any appropriate legal action notifications and disclaimers. A step 2 choose agent link 408 may enable the user to select a agent associated with the transaction of real property in geo-spatial environment and/or may also provide more information associated with the real estate agent.
  • The seller may be prompted to register with the website of real property transaction after submitting the necessary information associated with the real property in the geo-spatial environment through step 3-5 listing, other 410. Once the seller becomes the registered user of the global neighborhood environment the website enables the seller to submit documents and required information (e.g., the photograph of the real property, scheduled time of open houses, inspection reports, etc.) (Step 6-7 preparation 412). Furthermore the seller may also submit an asking price of the real property in the geo-spatial environment requested by the seller for sale. Furthermore, a personalized transaction manager 416 may be generated by which the seller will interact with the site going forward. The website of real property transaction in geo-spatial environment may conduct the marketing of the real property (step 9 marketing 418) that may include generating the profile of the houses containing the availability status, address, asking price and other information associated with the real property in geo-spatial environment for sale (home profile 428).
  • The seller may host an open house visit (step 10 open house visits 420) on a particular day notified to the potential interest parties through the internet. Then the seller may receive the offers (step 11 accept offer 422) through the website and seller negotiates and/or accepts the offers from the potential interested parties. The seller may further negotiate any contingencies and/or other matter to facilitate closing of escrow (step 12-15 negotiate closing 424) and transfer of properties. Selling of the real property may also put the seller in a position of buying (buy home? 426) a new real property.
  • In example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 4, a bid on/view homes 318 may facilitate the user (e.g., the prospective buyer, the prospective bidder, etc.) to bid on the real property in the geo-spatial environment the user wish to acquire and/or may also allow the user to view the homes through the interface device. The home profile 428 may facilitate the user of the global neighborhood environment 100 to view the profile of the real property in the geo-spatial environment that may include information such as the availability status of the real property, address of the home, the asking price of the real property, inspection reports, etc. The bid home page 430 may provide access to information regarding benefits of using the site through the link benefits 432 and information associated with the rules, procedures and legal information related to the site through link how it works 434. Also, the bid home page 430 may allow the user to view the listing of the open houses through the hyper link open homes 440 and/or also may enable the user to view the homes for which bids are being accepted through the link homes for bid 444. In addition, the seller registers link 438 may allow the user to register the real property on the site. The bid home page 430 may enable the user to bid/buy a real property through the link buyer place bids 436. Furthermore, the user can also check whether the real property is in the geographical location serviced by the site or not. Also, user may query for the availability of an agent to buy a real property in the geo-spatial environment.
  • FIG. 5A is a user interface view of a buyer/tenant tools 500, according to one embodiment. Particularly the FIG. 5A illustrates the buyer/tenant tools 500, according to one embodiment. The buyer/tenant tools 500 may enable the user (e.g., the buyer, tenant, etc.) of the global neighborhood environment to access the information associated with the real property in the geospatial environment. The buyer/tenant tools 500 may offer the real property buyer/tenant to view the benefits of buying the real property (e.g., home) through the real property online marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). The buyer/tenant tools 500 may facilitate the user (e.g., prospective buyer, tenant, etc.) to access a demo (e.g., the videos showing the instruction of buying a home through Fatdoor.com).
  • In addition, the buyer/tenant tools 500 may also allow the user of the global neighborhood environment who wishes to acquire any one of the tenancy interest and ownership interest to bid and/or buy a home through online real property marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). Also, the buyer/tenant tools 500 may enable user (e.g., bidder, buyer, tenant, etc.) to express their views associated with real property (e.g., views associated with the real property user planning to own/rent.)
  • FIG. 5B is a user interface view of the lister tools 502, according to one embodiment. The lister tools 502 may facilitate the user (e.g., a lister, an owner, etc.) to express the views associated with the real property the users may wish to acquire. The lister tools 502 may offer the real property lister to view the benefits of listing and/or selling a real property (e.g., home) through the real property online marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com). The lister tools 502 may also facilitate the user (e.g., prospective buyer, tenant, etc.) to access a seller's demo (e.g., the videos showing the instruction of selling/listing a home through Fatdoor.com).
  • In addition, the lister tools 502 may allow the user of the global neighborhood environment 100 to list a home on online real property marketplace (e.g., Fatdoor.com) through a link get started. The lister tools 502 may enable the user to access other information such as charge rent, commissions, renters information, etc. The get lawn sign link 504 may enable the user (e.g., the seller, the lister, etc.) to order and/or install the lawn sign to a physical location of the real property through the lister tools 502.
  • FIG. 6 is a system view of a global neighborhood environment 600 communicating with neighborhood(s) 602A-N through a network 604, an advertiser(s) 624, a global map data 626, an occupant data 628, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 6 illustrates the global neighborhood environment 600, the neighborhood 602A-N, the network 604, advertiser(s) 624, global map data 626, and the occupant data 628, according to one embodiment. The global neighborhood environment 600 may contain a social community module 606, a search module 608, a wiki module 610, a commerce module 612 and a map module 614. The neighborhood may include a user 616, a residence 618, a neighbor 620 and a business 622, a community center 630, according to one embodiment.
  • The global neighborhood environment 600 may include any number of neighborhoods having registered users and/or unregistered users. The neighborhood(s) 602 may be a geographically localized community in a larger city, town, and/or suburb. The network 604 may be search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and static website that may unite individuals, groups and/or community. The social community module 606 may generate a building creator in which the registered users may create and/or modify empty wiki profiles (e.g., a wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, a wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, a wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22). The search module 608 may include searching of information of an individual, group and/or community.
  • The wiki module 610 may enable the registered users to create and/or update their information. A ‘wiki’ (e.g., may be enabled through the wiki module 610) can be defined as a perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog (e.g., or a social network page), typically authored by an individual, may not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content. The term wiki refers to either the web site or the software used to create the site. The term ‘wiki’ also implies fast creation, ease of creation, and community approval in many software contexts (e.g., wiki means “quick” in Hawaiian).
  • The commerce module 612 may provide an advertisement system to a business that may enable the users to purchase location in the neighborhood(s) 602. The map module 614 may be indulged in study, practice, representing and/or generating maps, or globes. The user 616 may be an individuals and/or households that may purchase and/or use goods and services and/or be an active member of any group or community and/or resident and/or a part of any neighborhood(s) 602. The residence 618 may be a house, a place to live and/or like a nursing home in a neighborhood(s) 602.
  • The community center 630 may be public locations where members of a community may gather for group activities, social support, public information, and other purposes. The business 622 may be a customer service, finance, sales, production, communications/public relations and/or marketing organization that may be located in the neighborhood(s) 602. The advertiser(s) 624 may be an individual and/or a firm drawing public who may be responsible in encouraging the people attention to goods and/or services by promoting businesses, and/or may perform through a variety of media. The global map data 626 may contain the details/maps of any area, region and/or neighborhood.
  • In example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 6, the social community module 606 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may communicate with the neighborhood(s) 602 through the network 604 and/or the search module 608. The social community module 606 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may communicate with the advertiser(s) 624 through the commerce module, the occupant data 628 and/or global map data 626 through the map module 614, as illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 6.
  • For example, the neighborhoods 602A-N may have registered users and/or unregistered users of a global neighborhood environment 600. Also, the social community module 606 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may generate a building creator (e.g., building builder 2102 of FIG. 21) in which the registered users may create and/or modify empty wiki profiles, building layouts, social network pages, and/or floor levels structures housing residents and/or businesses in the neighborhood.
  • In addition, the wiki module 610 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may enable the registered users to create a social network page of themselves, and/or may edit information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through a viewing of physical properties in which, the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users.
  • Furthermore, the search module 608 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may enable a people search (e.g., the people search widget 800 of FIG. 8), a business search (e.g., the business search module 802 of FIG. 8), and/or a category search (e.g., the category search widget 804 of FIG. 8) of any data in the social community module 606 and/or may enable embedding of any content in the global neighborhood environment 600 in other search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and/or static websites.
  • The commerce module 612 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may provide an advertisement system to a business who purchase their location in the global neighborhood environment 600 in which the advertisement may be viewable concurrently with a map indicating a location of the business, and/or in which revenue may be attributed to the global neighborhood environment 600 when the registered users and/or the unregistered users click-in on a simultaneously displayed data of the advertisement along with the map indicating a location of the business.
  • Moreover, a map module 614 of the global neighborhood environment 600 may include a map data associated with a satellite data (e.g., generated by the satellite data module 1100 of FIG. 11) which may serve as a basis of rendering the map in the global neighborhood environment 600 and/or which includes a simplified map generator which may transform the map to a fewer color and/or location complex form using a parcel data which identifies some residence, civic, and/or business locations in the satellite data.
  • In addition, a first instruction set may enable a social network to reside above a map data, in which the social network may be associated with specific geographical locations identifiable in the map data. Also, a second instruction set integrated with the first instruction set may enable users of the social network to create profiles of other people through a forum which provides a free form of expression of the users sharing information about any entities and/or people residing in any geographical location identifiable in the satellite map data, and/or to provide a technique of each of the users to claim a geographic location (e.g., a geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) to control content in their respective claimed geographic locations (e.g., a geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A).
  • Furthermore, a third instruction set integrated with the first instruction set and the second instruction set may enable searching of people in the global neighborhood environment 600 by indexing each of the data shared by the user 616 of any of the people and/or the entities residing in any geographic location (e.g., a geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A). A fourth instruction set may provide a moderation of content about each other posted of the user 616 through trusted users of the global neighborhood environment 600 who have an ability to ban specific users and/or delete any offensive and libelous content in the global neighborhood environment 600.
  • Also, a fifth instruction set may enable an insertion of any content generated in the global neighborhood environment 600 in other search engines through a syndication and/or advertising relationship between the global neighborhood environment 600 and/or other internet commerce and search portals.
  • Moreover, a sixth instruction set may grow the social network through neighborhood groups, local politicians, block watch communities, issue activism groups, and neighbor(s) 620 who invite other known parties and/or members to share profiles of themselves and/or learn characteristics and information about other supporters and/or residents in a geographic area of interest through the global neighborhood environment 600.
  • Also, a seventh instruction set may determine quantify an effect on at least one of a desirability of a location, a popularity of a location, and a market value of a location based on an algorithm that considers a number of demographic and social characteristics of a region surrounding the location through a reviews module.
  • FIG. 7 is an exploded view of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 7 illustrates a building builder module 700, an Nth degree module 702, a tagging module 704, a verify module 706, a groups generator module 708, a pushpin module 710, a profile module 712, an announce module 714, a people database 716, a places database 718, a business database 720, a friend finder module 722 and a neighbor-neighbor help module 724, according to one embodiment.
  • The Nth degree module 702 may enable the particular registered user to communicate with an unknown registered user through a common registered user who may be a friend and/or a member of a common community. The tagging module 704 may enable the user 616 to leave brief comments on each of the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) and social network pages in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The verify module 706 may validate the data, profiles and/or email addresses received from various registered user(s) before any changes may be included. The groups generator module 708 may enable the registered users to form groups may be depending on common interest, culture, style, hobbies and/or caste. The pushpin module 710 may generate customized indicators of different types of users, locations, and interests directly in the map. The profile module 712 may enable the user to create a set of profiles of the registered users and to submit media content of themselves, identifiable through a map.
  • The announce module 714 may distribute a message in a specified range of distance away from the registered users when a registered user purchases a message to communicate to certain ones of the registered users surrounding a geographic vicinity adjacent to the particular registered user originating the message. The people database 716 may keep records of the visitor/users (e.g., a user 616 of FIG. 6). The places database module 718 may manage the data related to the location of the user (e.g., address of the registered user). The business database 720 may manage an extensive list of leading information related to business. The friend finder module 722 may match the profile of the registered user with common interest and/or help the registered user to get in touch with new friends or acquaintances.
  • For example, the verify module 706 of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6 may authenticate an email address of a registered user prior to enabling the registered user to edit information associated with the unregistered users through an email response and/or a digital signature technique. The groups generator module 708 of the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6) may enable the registered users to form groups with each other surrounding at least one of a common neighborhood (e.g., a neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6), political, cultural, educational, professional and/or social interest.
  • In addition, the tagging module 704 of the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6) may enable the registered users and/or the unregistered users to leave brief comments on each of the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) and/or social network pages in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6), in which the brief comments may be simultaneously displayed when a pointing device rolls over a pushpin indicating a physical property associated with any of the registered users and/or the unregistered users. Also, the pushpin module 710 of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6 may be generating customized indicators of different types of users, locations, and/or interests directly in the map.
  • Further, the announce module 714 of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6 may distribute a message in a specified range of distance away from the registered users when a registered user purchases a message to communicate to certain ones of the registered users surrounding a geographic vicinity adjacent to the particular registered user originating the message, wherein the particular registered user purchases the message through a governmental currency and/or a number of tokens collected by the particular user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) through a creation of content in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • In addition, the Nth degree module 702 of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6 may enable the particular registered user to communicate with an unknown registered user through a common registered user known by the particular registered user and/or the unknown registered user that is an Nth degree of separation away from the particular registered user and/or the unknown registered user.
  • Moreover, the profile module 712 of the social community module 606 of FIG. 6 may create a set of profiles of each one of the registered users and to enable each one of the registered users to submit media content of themselves, other registered users, and unregistered users identifiable through the map.
  • FIG. 8 is an exploded view of the search module 608 of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 8 illustrates a people search widget 800, a business search module 802, a category search widget 804, a communicate module 806, a directory assistance module 808, an embedding module 810, a no-match module 812, a range selector module 814, a chat widget 816, a group announce widget 818, a Voice Over IP widget 820, according to one embodiment.
  • The people search widget 800 may help in getting the information like the address, phone number and/or e-mail id of the people of particular interest from a group and/or community. The business search module 802 may help the users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to find the companies, products, services, and/or business related information they need to know about.
  • The category search widget 804 may narrow down searches from a broader scope (e.g., if one is interested in information from a particular center, one can go to the category under the center and enter one's query there and it will return results from that particular category only). The communicate module 806 may provide/facilitate multiple by which one can communicate, people to communicate with, and subjects to communicate about among different members of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The directory assistance module 808 may provide voice response assistance to users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) assessable through a web and telephony interface of any category, business and search queries of user's of any search engine contents. The embedding module 810 may automatically extract address and/or contact info from other social networks, search engines, and content providers.
  • The no-match module 812 may request additional information from a verified registered user (e.g., a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) about a person, place, and business having no listing in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) when no matches are found in a search query of the verified registered user (e.g., a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21).
  • The chat widget 816 may provide people to chat online, which is a way of communicating by broadcasting messages to people on the same site in real time. The group announcement widget 818 may communicate with a group and/or community may be by Usenet, Mailing list, calling and/or E-mail message sent to notify subscribers. The Voice over IP widget 820 may help in routing of voice conversations over the Internet and/or through any other IP-based network. The communicate module 806 may communicate directly with the people search widget 800, the business search module 802, the category search widget 804, the directory assistance module 808, the embedding module 810 may communicate with the no-match module 812 through the range selector module 814.
  • For example, a search module 608 of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may enable the people search, the business search, and the category search of any data in the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6) and/or may enable embedding of any content in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) in other search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and/or static websites.
  • In addition, the communicate module 806 of the search module 608 may enable voice over internet, live chat, and/or group announcement functionality in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) among different members of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • Also, the directory assistance module 808 of the search module 608 may provide voice response assistance to users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) assessable through a web and/or telephony interface of any category, business, community, and residence search queries of users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) of any search engine embedding content of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The embedding module 810 of the search module 608 may automatically extract address and/or contact info from other social networks, search engines, and content providers, and/or to enable automatic extraction of group lists from contact databases of instant messaging platforms.
  • Furthermore, the no-match module 812 of the search module 608 to request additional information from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B) about a person, place, and/or business having no listing in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) when no matches are found in a search query of the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and to create a new wiki page based on a response of the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) about the at least one person, place, and/or business not previously indexed in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 9 is an exploded view of the wiki module 610 of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 9 illustrates a user-place wiki module 900, a user-user wiki module 902, a user-neighbor wiki module 904, a user-business wiki module 906, a reviews module 908, a defamation prevention module 910, a wiki-social network conversion module 912, a claim module 914, a data segment module 916, a dispute resolution module 918 and a media manage module 920, according to one embodiment.
  • The user-place wiki module 900 may manage the information of the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) location in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The user-user wiki module 902 may manage the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to view a profile of another user and geographical location in the neighborhood. The user-neighbor wiki module 904 may manage the user (e.g., the users 616 of FIG. 6) to view the profile of the registered neighbor and/or may trace the geographical location of the user in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The user-business wiki module 906 may manage the profile of the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) managing a commercial business in the neighborhood environment. The reviews module 908 may provide remarks, local reviews and/or ratings of various businesses as contributed by the users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The defamation prevention module 910 may enable the registered users to modify the information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through the viewing of the physical properties.
  • The wiki-social network conversion module 912 of the wiki module 610 of FIG. 6 may transform the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) to social network profiles when the registered users claim the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22).
  • The claim module 914 may enable the unregistered users to claim the physical properties associated with their residence (e.g., the residence 618 of FIG. 6). The dispute resolution module 918 may determine a legitimate user among different unregistered users who claim a same physical property. The media manage module 920 may allows users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to manage and/or review a list any product from product catalog using a fully integrated, simple to use interface.
  • The media manage module 920 may communicate with the user-place wiki module 900, user-user wiki module 902, the user-neighbor wiki module 904 and the reviews module 908 through user-business wiki module 906. The user-place wiki module 900 may communicate with the dispute resolution module 918 through the claim module 914. The user-user wiki module 902 may communicate with the data segment module 916 through the wiki-social network conversion module 912. The user-neighbor wiki module 904 may communicate with the defamation prevention module 910. The user-business wiki module 906 may communicate with the reviews module 908. The wiki-social network conversion module 912 may communicate with the claim module 914.
  • For example, the wiki module 610 of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may enable the registered users to create the social network page of themselves, and may edit information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through a viewing of physical properties in which the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users. Also, the claim module 914 of wiki module 610 may enable the unregistered users to claim the physical properties associated with their residence.
  • Furthermore, the dispute resolution module 918 of the wiki module 610 may determine a legitimate user of different unregistered users who claim a same physical property. The defamation prevention module 910 of the wiki module 610 may enable the registered users to modify the information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through the viewing of the physical properties, and/or to enable registered user voting of an accuracy of the information associated with the unregistered users.
  • Moreover, the reviews module of the wiki module 610 may provide comments, local reviews and/or ratings of various businesses as contributed by the registered users and/or unregistered users of the global network environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The wiki-social network conversion module 912 of the wiki module 610 of FIG. 6 may transform the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) to social network profiles when the registered users claim the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22).
  • FIG. 10 is an exploded view of the commerce module 612 of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 10 illustrates a resident announce payment module 1000, a business display advertisement module 1002, a geo position advertisement ranking module 1004, a content syndication module 1006, a text advertisement module 1008, a community marketplace module 1010, a click-in tracking module 1012, a click-through tracking module 1014, according to one embodiment.
  • The community marketplace module 1010 may contain garage sales 1016, a free stuff 1018, a block party 1020 and services 1022, according to one embodiment. The geo-position advertisement ranking module 1004 may determine an order of the advertisement in a series of other advertisements provided in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) by other advertisers. The click-through tracking module 1014 may determine a number of click-throughs from the advertisement to a primary website of the business.
  • A click-in tracking module 1012 may determine a number of user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) who clicked in to the advertisement simultaneously. The community marketplace module 1010 may provide a forum in which the registered users can trade and/or announce messages of trading events with at least each other. The content syndication module 1006 may enable any data in the commerce module (e.g., the commerce module 612 of FIG. 6,10) to be syndicated to other network based trading platforms.
  • The business display advertisement module 1002 may impart advertisements related to business (e.g., the business 622 of FIG. 6), public relations, personal selling, and/or sales promotion to promote commercial goods and services. The text advertisement module 1008 may enable visibility of showing advertisements in the form of text in all dynamically created pages in the directory. The resident announce payment module 1000 may take part as component in a broader and complex process, like a purchase, a contract, etc.
  • The block party 1020 may be a large public celebration in which many members of a single neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) congregate to observe a positive event of some importance. The free stuff 1018 may be the free services (e.g., advertisement, links etc) available on the net. The garage sales 1016 may be services that may be designed to make the process of advertising and/or may find a garage sale more efficient and effective. The services 1022 may be non-material equivalent of a good designed to provide a list of services that may be available for the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6).
  • The geo position advertisement ranking module 1004 may communicate with the resident announce payment module 1000, the business display advertisement module 1002, the content syndication module 1006, the text advertisement module 1008, the community marketplace module 1010, the click-in tracking module 1012 and the click-through tracking module 1014.
  • For example, the commerce module 608 of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may provide an advertisement system to a business which may purchase their location in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) in which the advertisement may be viewable concurrently with a map indicating a location of the business, and/or in which revenue may be attributed to the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) when the registered users and/or the unregistered users click-in on a simultaneously displayed data of the advertisement along with the map indicating a location of the business.
  • Also, the geo-position advertisement ranking module 1004 of the commerce module 612 may determine an order of the advertisement in a series of other advertisements provided in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) by other advertisers, wherein the advertisement may be a display advertisement, a text advertisement, and/or an employment recruiting portal associated with the business that may be simultaneously displayed with the map indicating the location of the business.
  • Moreover, the click-through tracking module 1014 of the commerce module 612 of FIG. 6 may determine a number of click-throughs from the advertisement to a primary website of the business. In addition, the click in tracking module 1012 of the commerce module 612 may determine the number of users (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) who clicked in to the advertisement simultaneously displayed with the map indicating the location of the business.
  • The community marketplace module 1010 of the commerce module 612 of FIG. 6 may provide a forum in which the registered users may trade and/or announce messages of trading events with certain registered users in geographic proximity from each other.
  • Also, the content syndication module 1006 of the commerce module 612 of the FIG. 6 may enable any data in the commerce module 612 to be syndicated to other network based trading platforms.
  • FIG. 11 is an exploded view of a map module 614 of FIG. 6, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 11 may include a satellite data module 1100, a simplified map generator module 1102, a cartoon map converter module 1104, a profile pointer module 1106, a parcel module 1108 and occupant module 1110, according to one embodiment. The satellite data module 1100 may help in mass broadcasting (e.g., maps) and/or as telecommunications relays in the map module 614 of FIG. 6.
  • The simplified map generator module 1102 may receive the data (e.g., maps) from the satellite data module 1100 and/or may convert this complex map into a simplified map with fewer colors. The cartoon map converter module 1104 may apply a filter to the satellite data (e.g., data generated by the satellite data module 1100 of FIG. 11) into a simplified polygon based representation.
  • The parcel module 1108 may identify some residence, civic, and business locations in the satellite data (e.g., the satellite data module 1100 of FIG. 11). The occupant module 1110 may detect the geographical location of the registered user in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The profile pointer module 1106 may detect the profiles of the registered user via the data received from the satellite. The cartoon map converter module 1104 may communicate with, the satellite data module 1100, the simplified map generator module 1102, the profile pointer module 1106 and the occupant module 1110. The parcel module 1108 may communicate with the satellite data module 1100.
  • For example, a map module 614 of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may include a map data associated with a satellite data (e.g., data generated by the satellite data module 1100 of FIG. 11) which serves as a basis of rendering the map in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and/or which includes a simplified map generator (e.g., the simplified map generator module 1102 of FIG. 11) which may transform the map to a fewer color and location complex form using a parcel data which identifies residence, civic, and business locations in the satellite data.
  • Also, the cartoon map converter module 1104 in the map module 614 may apply a filter to the satellite data (e.g., data generated by the satellite data module 1100 of FIG. 11) to transform the satellite data into a simplified polygon based representation using a Bezier curve algorithm that converts point data of the satellite data to a simplified form.
  • FIG. 12 is a table view of user address details, according to one embodiment. Particularly the table 1250 of FIG. 12 illustrates a user field 1200, a verified field? 1202, a range field 1204, a principal address field 1206, a links field 1208, a contributed? field 1210 and an other field(s) 1212, according to one embodiment. The table 1250 may include the information related to the address verification of the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6). The user field 1200 may include information such as the names of the registered users in a global neighborhood environment (e.g., a global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The verified? field 1202 may indicate the status whether the data, profiles and/or email address received from various registered user are validated or not. The range field 1204 may correspond to the distance of a particular registered user geographical location in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The principal address field 1206 may display primary address of the registered user in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The links field 1208 may further give more accurate details and/or links of the address of the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6). The contributed? field 1210 may provide the user with the details of another individual and/or users contribution towards the neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The other(s) field 1212 may display the details like the state, city, zip and/or others of the user's location in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The user field 1200 displays “Joe” in the first row and “Jane” in the second row of the user field 1200 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12. The verified field? 1202 displays “Yes” in the first row and “No” in the second row of the verified? field 1202 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12. The range field 1204 displays “5 miles” in the first row and “Not enabled” in the second row of the range field 1204 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12. The principal address field 1206 displays “500 Clifford Cupertino, Calif.” in the first row and “500 Johnson Cupertino, Calif.” in the second row of the principle address field 1206 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12. The links field 1208 displays “859 Bette, 854 Bette” in the first row and “851 Bette 100 Steven's Road” in the second row of the links field 1208 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12.
  • The contributed? field 1210 displays “858 Bette, 10954, Farallone” in the first row and “500 Hamilton, 1905E University” in the second row of the contributed field 1210 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12. The other(s) field 1212 displays “City, State, Zip, other” in the first row of the other(s) field 1212 column of the table 1250 illustrated in FIG. 12.
  • FIG. 13 is a user interface view of the social community module 606, according to one embodiment. The user interface view 1350 may display the information associated with the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6). The user interface view 1350 may display map of the specific geographic location associated with the user profile of the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6). The user interface view 1350 may display the map based geographic location associated with the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) only after verifying the address of the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • In addition, the user interface view 1350 may provide a building creator (e.g., the building builder 2102 of FIG. 21), in which the registered users of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may create and/or modify empty wiki profiles (e.g., a wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, a wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, a wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), building layouts, social network pages, etc. The user interface view 1350 of the social community module 606 may enable access to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to model a condo on any floor (e.g., basement, ground floor, first floor, etc.) selected through the drop down box by the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The user interface view 1350 of the social community module (e.g., the social community module 606 of FIG. 6) may enable the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to contribute information about their neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 14 is a profile view 1450 of a profile module 1400, according to one embodiment. The profile view 1450 of profile module 1400 may offer the registered user to access the profile about the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6). The profile view 1450 of profile module 1400 may indicate the information associated with the profile of the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The profile view 1450 may display the address of the registered user. The profile view 1450 may also display events organized by the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), history of the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), and/or may also offer the information (e.g., public, private, etc) associated with the family of the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) located in the locality of the user (e.g., the user(s) 616 of FIG. 6) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 15 is a contribute view 1550 of a neighborhood network module 1500, according to one embodiment. The contribute view 1550 of the neighborhood network module 1500 may enable the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to add information about their neighbors in the neighborhood network. The contribute view 1550 of the neighborhood network module 1500 may offer registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to add valuable notes associated with the family, events, private information, etc.
  • FIG. 16 is a diagrammatic system view, according to one embodiment. FIG. 16 is a diagrammatic system view 1600 of a data processing system in which any of the embodiments disclosed herein may be performed, according to one embodiment. Particularly, the diagrammatic system view 1600 of FIG. 16 illustrates a processor 1602, a main memory 1604, a static memory 1606, a bus 1608, a video display 1610, an alpha-numeric input device 1612, a cursor control device 1614, a drive unit 1116, a signal generation device 1618, a machine readable medium 1622, instructions 1624, and a network 1626, according to one embodiment.
  • The diagrammatic system view 1600 may indicate a personal computer and/or a data processing system in which one or more operations disclosed herein are performed. The processor 1602 may be microprocessor, a state machine, an application specific integrated circuit, a field programmable gate array, etc. (e.g., Intel® Pentium® processor). The main memory 1604 may be a dynamic random access memory and/or a primary memory of a computer system.
  • The static memory 1606 may be a hard drive, a flash drive, and/or other memory information associated with the data processing system. The bus 1608 may be an interconnection between various circuits and/or structures of the data processing system. The video display 1610 may provide graphical representation of information on the data processing system. The alpha-numeric input device 1612 may be a keypad, keyboard and/or any other input device of text (e.g., a special device to aid the physically handicapped). The cursor control device 1614 may be a pointing device such as a mouse.
  • The drive unit 1616 may be a hard drive, a storage system, and/or other longer term storage subsystem. The signal generation device 1618 may be a bios and/or a functional operating system of the data processing system. The machine readable medium 1622 may provide instructions on which any of the methods disclosed herein may be performed. The instructions 1624 may provide source code and/or data code to the processor 1602 to enable any one/or more operations disclosed herein.
  • FIG. 17A is a user interface view of mapping a user profile 1700 of the geographic location 1704, according to one embodiment. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 17A, the user profile 1700 may contain the information associated with the geographic location 1704. The user profile 1700 may contain the information associated with the registered user. The user profile 1700 may contain information such as address user of the specific geographic location, name of the occupant, profession of the occupant, details, phone number, educational qualification, etc.
  • The map 1702 may indicate the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) of the geographical location 1704, a wiki profile 1706 (e.g., the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), and a delisted profile 1708. The geographical location 1704 may be associated with the user profile 1700. The wiki profile 1706 may be the wiki profile 1706 associated with the neighboring property surrounding the geographic location 1704. The delisted profile 1708 illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 17A, may be the wiki profile 1706 that may be delisted when the registered user claims the physical property. The block 1710 illustrated in the example embodiment of FIG. 17A may be associated with hobbies, personal likes, etc. The block 1716 may be associated with events, requirements, etc. that may be displayed by the members of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • For example, a verified registered user (e.g., a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be associated with a user profile 1700. The user profile 1700 may be associated with a specific geographic location. A map concurrently displaying the user profile 1700 and the specific geographic location 1704 may be generated. Also, the wiki profiles 1706 associated with different geographic locations surrounding the specific geographic location associated with the user profile 1700 may be simultaneously generated in the map. In addition, a query of the user profile 1700 and/or the specific geographic location may be processed.
  • Similarly, a tag data (e.g., the tags 1710 of FIG. 17A) associated with the specific geographic locations, a particular geographic location, and the delisted geographic location may be processed. A frequent one of the tag data (e.g., the tags 1710 of FIG. 17A) may be displayed when the specific geographic location and/or the particular geographic location is made active, but not when a geographic location is delisted.
  • FIG. 17B is a user interface view of mapping of the wiki profile 1706, according to one embodiment. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 17B, the map 1702 may indicate the geographic locations in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and/or may also indicate the geographic location of the wiki profile 1706. The wiki profile 1706 may display the information associated with the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The link claim this profile 1712 may enable the registered user to claim the wiki profile 1706 and/or may also allow the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18) to edit any information in the wiki profiles 1706. The block 1714 may display the information posted by any of the verified registered users (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • For example, a particular wiki profile (e.g., the particular wiki profile may be associated with a neighboring property to the specific property in the neighborhood) of the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) may be converted to another user profile (e.g., the user profile may be tied to a specific property in a neighborhood) when a different registered user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) claims a particular geographic location to the specific geographic location associated with the particular wiki profile.
  • In addition, a certain wiki profile of the wiki profiles may be de-listed when a private registered user claims a certain geographic location (e.g., the geographical location 1704 of FIG. 17A) adjacent to the specific geographic location and/or the particular geographic location. Also, the certain wiki profile in the map 1702 may be masked when the certain wiki profile is de-listed through the request of the private registered user.
  • Furthermore, a tag data (e.g., the tags 1710 of FIG. 17A) associated with the specific geographic location, the particular geographic location, and the de-listed geographic location may be processed. A frequent one of the tag data may be displayed when the specific geographic location and/or the particular geographic location are made active, but not when a geographic location is de-listed.
  • Moreover, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be permitted to edit any information in the wiki profiles 1706 including the particular wiki profile 1706 and/or the certain wiki profile until the certain wiki profile may be claimed by the different registered user and/or the private registered user. In addition, a claimant of any wiki profile 1706 may be enabled to control what information is displayed on their user profile. Also, the claimant may be allowed to segregate certain information on their user profile 1700 such that only other registered users directly connected to the claimant are able to view data on their user profile 1700.
  • FIG. 18A is a user interface view of mapping of a wiki profile 1802 of the commercial user 1800, according to one embodiment. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 18A, the commercial user 1800 may be associated with the customizable business profile 1804 located in the commercial geographical location. The wiki profile 1802 may contain the information associated with the commercial user 1800. The wiki profile 1802 may contain the information such as address, name, profession, tag, details (e.g., ratings), and educational qualification etc. of the commercial user 1800. The verified registered user 1810 may be user associated with the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and may communicate a message to the neighborhood commercial user 1800. For example, a payment of the commercial user 1800 and the verified registered user 1810 may be processed.
  • FIG. 18B is a user interface view of mapping of customizable business profile 1804 of the commercial user 1800, according to one embodiment. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 18B, the commercial user 1800 may be associated with the customizable business profile 1804. The customizable business profile 1804 may be profile of any business firm (e.g., restaurant, hotels, supermarket, etc.) that may contain information such as address, occupant name, profession of the customizable business. The customizable business profile 1804 may also enable the verified registered user 1810 to place online order for the products.
  • For example, the commercial user 1800 may be permitted to purchase a customizable business profile 1804 associated with a commercial geographic location. Also, the verified registered user 1810 may be enabled to communicate a message to the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) based on a selectable distance range away from the specific geographic location. In addition, a payment of the commercial user 1800 and/or the verified registered user 1810 may be processed.
  • A text advertisement 1806 may display the information associated with the offers and/or events of the customizable business. The display advertisement 1808 may display ads of the products of the customizable business that may be displayed to urge the verified registered user 1810 to buy the products of the customizable business. The verified registered user 1810 may be user associated with the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) that may communicate a message to the commercial user 1800 and/or may be interested in buying the products of the customizable business.
  • FIG. 19 is a user interface view of a groups view 1902 associated with particular geographical location, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 19 illustrates, a map 1900, a groups view 1902, according to one embodiment. In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 19, the map view 1900 may display map view of the geographical location of the specific group of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The groups view 1902 may contain the information (e.g., address, occupant, etc.) associated with the particular group of the specific geographical location (e.g., the geographical location displayed in the map 1900) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The members 1904 may contain the information about the members associated with the group (e.g., the group associated with geographical location displayed in the map) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 20 is a user interface view of claim view 2050, according to one embodiment. The claim view 2050 may enable the user to claim the geographical location of the registered user. Also, the claim view 2050 may facilitate the user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to claim the geographical location of property under dispute.
  • In the example embodiment illustrated in FIG. 20, the operation 2002 may allow the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to claim the address of the geographic location claimed by the registered user. The operation 2004 illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 20, may enable the user to de-list the claim of the geographical location. The operation 2006 may offer information associated with the document to be submitted by the registered users of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to claim the geographical location.
  • FIG. 21 is a user interface view of a building builder 2102, according to one embodiment. Particularly the FIG. 21 illustrates, a map 2100, a building builder 2102, according to one embodiment. The map 2100 may display the geographical location in which the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B) may create and/or modify empty wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), building layouts, social network pages, and floor levels structures housing residents and businesses in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The building builder 2102 may enable the verified registered users (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) to draw floor level structures, add neighbor's profiles and/or may also enable to select the floor number, wiki type, etc. as illustrated in example embodiment of FIG. 21.
  • The verified registered user 1810 may be verified registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) interested in creating and/or modifying wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), building layouts, social network pages, and floor level structure housing residents and businesses in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) in the building builder 2102.
  • For example, a social community module (e.g., a social community module 606 of FIG. 6) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may generate a building creator (e.g., the building builder 2102 of FIG. 21) in which the registered users may create and/or modify empty wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), building layouts, social network pages, and floor levels structures housing residents and/or businesses in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 22 is a systematic view of communication of wiki data, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 22 illustrates a map 2201, verified user profile 2202, choices 2208 and a new wiki page 2206, according to one embodiment. The map 2201 may locate the details of the address of the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The verified user profile 2202 may store the profiles of the verified user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6. The wiki profile 2204 may be the profiles of the registered user who may claim them in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • In operation 2200 the search for the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) may be carried out by the registered user. The new wiki page 2206 may solicit for the details of a user whom the registered user is searching for in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The choices 2208 may ask whether the requested search is any among the displayed names. The new wiki page 2206 may request for the details of location such as country, state and/or city. The operation 2200 may communicate with the choices 2208, and the new wiki page 2206.
  • For example, a no-match module (e.g., a no-match module 812 of FIG. 8) of the search module (e.g., the search module 608 of FIG. 6) to request additional information from the verified registered user about a person, place, and business having no listing in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) when no matches are found in a search query of the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B), and to create a new wiki page 2206 based on a response of the verified registered user 2202 about the at least one person, place, and business not previously indexed in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 23 is a systematic view of a network view 2350, according to one embodiment. Particularly it may include a GUI display 2302, a GUI display 2304, user interface 2306, a user interface 2308, a network 2310, a router 2312, a switch 2314, a firewall 2316, a load balancer 2318, an application server#1 2324, a web application server 2326, an inter-process communication 2328, a computer server 2330, an image server 2332, a multiple servers 2334, a switch 2336, a database storage 2338, database software 2340 and a mail server 2342, according to one embodiment.
  • The GUI display 2302 and GUI display 2304 may display particular case of user interface for interacting with a device capable of representing data (e.g., computer, cellular telephones, television sets etc) which employs graphical images and widgets in addition to text to represent the information and actions available to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6). The user interface 2306 and user interface 2308 may be any device capable of presenting data (e.g., computer, cellular telephones, television sets etc). The network 2310 may be any collection of networks (e.g., internet, private networks, university social system, private network of a company etc) that may transfer any data to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) and the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The router 2312 may forward packets between networks and/or information packets between the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and registered user over the network (e.g., internet). The switch 2314 may act as a gatekeeper to and from the network (e.g., internet) and the device. The firewall 2316 may provides protection (e.g., permit, deny or proxydata connections) from unauthorized access to the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6. The load balancer 2318 may balance the traffic load across multiple mirrored servers in the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and may be used to increase the capacity of a server farm beyond that of a single server and/or may allow the service to continue even in the face of server down time due to server failure and/or server maintenance.
  • The application server 2322 may be server computer on a computer network dedicated to running certain software applications of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The web application server 2326 may be server holding all the web pages associated with the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The inter-process communication 2328 may be set of rules for organizing and un-organizing factors and results regarding the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The computer server 2330 may serve as the application layer in the multiple servers of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) and/or may include a central processing unit (CPU), a random access memory (RAM) temporary storage of information, and/or a read only memory (ROM) for permanent storage of information regarding the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • The image server 2332 may store and provide digital images of the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The multiple servers 2334 may be multiple computers or devices on a network that may manage network resources connecting the registered user and the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The database storage 2338 may store software, descriptive data, digital images, system data and any other data item that may be related to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The database software 2340 may be provided a database management system that may support the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6). The mail server 2342 may be provided for sending, receiving and storing mails. The user interface 2306 and 2308 may communicate with the GUI display(s) 2302 and 2304, the router 2312 through the network 2310 and the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 24 is a block diagram of a database, according to one embodiment. Particularly the block diagram of the database 2400 of FIG. 24 illustrates a user data 2402, a location data, a zip codes data 2406, a profiles data 2408, a photos data 2410, a testimonials data 2412, a search parameters data 2414, a neighbor's data 2416, a friends requests data 2418, a invites data 2420, a bookmarks data 2422, a message data 2424 and a bulletin board data 2426, and a wiki data 2428, according to one embodiment.
  • The database 2400 be may include descriptive data, preference data, relationship data, and/or other data items regarding the registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6.
  • The user data 2402 may be a descriptive data referring to information that may describe a user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6). It may include elements in a certain format for example Id may be formatted as integer, Firstname may be in text, Lastname may be in text, Email may be in text, Verify may be in integer, Password may be in text, Gender may be in m/f, Orientation may be in integer, Relationship may be in y/n, Dating may be in y/n, Friends may be in y/n, Activity may be in y/n, Status may be in integer, Dob may be in date, Country may be in text, Zipcode may be in text, Postalcode may be in text, State may be in text, Province may be in text, City may be in text, Occupation may be in text, Location may be in text, Hometown may be in text, Photo may be in integer, Membersince may be in date, Lastlogin may be in date, Lastupdate may be in date, Recruiter may be in integer, Friendcount may be in integer, Testimonials may be in integer, Weeklypdates may be in y/n, Notifications may be in y/n, Photomode may be in integer and/or Type may be in integer.
  • The locations data 2404 may clarify the location details in formatted approach. For example Zip code may be formatted as integer, City may be in text and/or State may be in text. The zip codes data 2406 may provide information of a user location in formatted manner. For example Zip code may be formatted as text, Latitude may be in integer and/or Longitude may be in integer. The profile data 2408 may clutch personnel descriptive data that may be formatted.
  • For examples ID may be formatted as integer, Interests may be in text, Favoritemusic may be in text, Favaoritebooks may be in text, Favoritetv may be in text, Favoritemovies may be in text, Aboutme may be in text, Wanttomeet may be in text, Ethnicity may be in integer, Hair may be in integer, Eyes may be in integer, Height may be in integer, Body may be in integer, Education may be in integer, Income may be in integer, Religion may be in integer, Politics may be in integer Smoking may be in integer, Drinking may be in integer and/or Kids may be in integer.
  • The photos data 2410 may represent a digital image and/or a photograph of the user formatted in certain approach. For example Id may be formatted as integer, User may be in integer, Fileid may be in integer and/or Moderation may be in integer. The testimonials data 2412 may allow users to write “testimonials” 2412, or comments, about each other and in these testimonials, users may describe their relationship to an individual and their comments about that individual. For example the user might write a testimonial that states “Rohan has been a friend of mine since graduation days. He is smart, intelligent, and a talented person.” The elements of testimonials data 2412 may be formatted as Id may be in integer, User may be in integer, Sender may be integer, Approved may be in y/n, Date may be in date and/or Body may be formatted in text.
  • The search parameters data 2414 may be preference data referring to the data that may describe preferences one user has with respect to another (For example, the user may indicate that he is looking for a female who is seeking a male for a serious relationship). The elements of the search parameters data 2414 may be formatted as User 2402 may be in integer, Photosonly may be in y/n, Justphotos may be in y/n, Male may be in y/n, Female may be in y/n, Men may be in y/n, Women may be in y/n, Helptohelp may be in y/n, Friends may be in y/n, Dating may be in y/n, Serious may be in y/n, Activity may be in y/n, Minage may be in integer, Maxage may be in integer, Distance may be in integer, Single may be in y/n, Relationship may be in y/n, Married may be in y/n and/or Openmarriage may be in y/n.
  • The neighbor's data 2416 may generally refer to relationships among registered users of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) that have been verified and the user has requested another individual to join the system as neighbor's data 2416, and the request may be accepted. The elements of the neighbors data 2416 may be formatted as user1 may be in integer and/or user2 may be in integer. The friend requests data 2418 may tracks requests by users within the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) to other individuals, which requests have not yet been accepted and may contain elements originator and/or respondent formatted in integer. The invites data 2420 may describe the status of a request by the user to invite an individual outside the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) to join the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) and clarify either the request has been accepted, ignored and/or pending.
  • The elements of the invites data 2420 may be formatted as Id may be in integer, Key may be in integer, Sender may be in integer, Email may be in text, Date may be in date format, Clicked may be in y/n, Joined may be in y/n and/or Joineduser may be in integer. The bookmarks data 2422 may provide the data for a process allowed wherein a registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may indicate an interest in the profile of another registered user. The bookmark data 2422 elements may be formatted as Owner may be in integer, User may be in integer and/or Visible may be in y/n. The message data 2424 may allow the users to send one another private messages.
  • The message data 2424 may be formatted as Id may be in integer, (e.g., User may be in integer, Sender may be in integer, New may be in y/n, Folder may be in text, Date may be in date format, Subject may be in text and/or Body may be in text format) The bulletin board data 2426 may support the function of a bulletin board that users may use to conduct online discussions, conversation and/or debate. The wiki data 2428 may share the user profiles (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) and its elements may be formatted as wikisinputted and/or others may be in text format.
  • FIG. 25 is an exemplary graphical user interface view for data collection, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 25 illustrates exemplary screens 2502, 2504 that may be provided to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) through an interface may be through the network (e.g., Internet), to obtain user descriptive data. The screen 2502 may collect data allowing the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to login securely and be identified by the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 1). This screen 2502 may allow the user to identify the reason he/she is joining the neighborhood. For example, a user may be joining the neighborhood for “neighborhood watch”. The screen 2504 may show example of how further groups may be joined. For example, the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may be willing to join a group “Raj for city council”. It may also enclose the data concerning Dob, country, zip/postal code, hometown, occupation and/or interest.
  • FIG. 26 is an exemplary graphical user interface view of image collection, according to one embodiment. A screen 2600 may be interface provided to the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) over the network (e.g., internet) may be to obtain digital images from system user. The interface 2602 may allow the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to browse files on his/her computer, select them, and then upload them to the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may upload the digital images and/or photo that may be visible to people in the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) network and not the general public. The user may be able to upload a JPG, GIF, PNG and/or BMP file in the screen 2600.
  • FIG. 27 is an exemplary graphical user interface view of an invitation, according to one embodiment. An exemplary screen 2700 may be provided to a user through a user interface 2702 may be over the network (e.g., internet) to allow users to invite neighbor or acquaintances to join the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The user interface 2702 may allow the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) to enter one or a plurality of e-mail addresses for friends they may like to invite to the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The exemplary screen 2700 may include the “subject”, “From”, “To”, “Optional personnel message”, and/or “Message body” sections. In the “Subject” section a standard language text may be included for joining the neighborhood (e.g., Invitation to join Fatdoor from John Doe, a neighborhood.).
  • The “From” section may include the senders email id (e.g., user@domain.com). The “To” section may be provided to add the email id of the person whom the sender may want to join the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The message that may be sent to the friends and/or acquaintances may include standard language describing the present neighborhood, the benefits of joining and the steps required to join the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6). The user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may choose to include a personal message, along with the standard invitation in the “Optional personal message” section. In the “Message body” section the invited friend or acquaintance may initiate the process to join the system by clicking directly on an HTML link included in the e-mail message (e.g., http://www.fatdoor.com/joinjsp? Invite=140807). In one embodiment, the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may import e-mail addresses from a standard computerized address book. The system may further notify the inviting user when her invitee accepts or declines the invitation to join the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6).
  • FIG. 28 is a flowchart of inviting the invitee(s) by the registered user, notifying the registered user upon the acceptance of the invitation by the invitee(s) and, processing and storing the input data associated with the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) in the database, according to one embodiment. In operation 2802, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) willing to invite the individual enters the email addresses of an individual “invitee”. In operation 2804, the email address and the related data of the invitee may be stored in the database. In operation 2806, the invitation content for inviting the invitee may be generated from the data stored in the database. In operation 2808, the registered user sends invitation to the invitee(s).
  • In operation 2810, response from the user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may be determined. In operation 2812, if the invitee doesn't respond to invitation sent by the registered user then registered user may resend the invitation for a predefined number of times. In operation 2814, if the registered user resends the invitation to the same invitee for predefined number of times and if the invitee still doesn't respond to the invitation the process may be terminated automatically.
  • In operation 2816, if the invitee accepts the invitation sent by the registered user then system may notify the registered user that the invitee has accepted the invitation. In operation 2818, the input from the present invitee(s) that may contain the descriptive data about the friend (e.g., registered user) may be processed and stored in the database.
  • For example, each registered user associated e-mail addresses of individuals who are not registered users may be stored and identified by each registered user as neighbors. An invitation to become a new user (e.g., the user 616 of FIG. 6) may be communicated out to neighbor (e.g., the neighbors neighbor of FIG. 6) of the particular user. An acceptance of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) to whom the invitation was sent may be processed.
  • The neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) may be added to a database and/or storing of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), a user ID and a set of user IDs of registered users who are directly connected to the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), the set of user IDs stored of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) including at least the user ID of the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21). Furthermore, the verified registered user may be notified that the invitation to the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) has been accepted when an acceptance is processed. Also, inputs from the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) having descriptive data about the friend may be processed and the inputs in the database may be stored.
  • FIG. 29 is a flowchart of adding the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) to the queue, according to one embodiment. In operation 2902, the system may start with the empty connection list and empty queue. In operation 2904, the user may be added to the queue. In operation 2906, it is determined whether the queue is empty. In operation 2908, if it is determined that the queue is not empty then the next person P may be taken from the queue. In operation 2910, it may be determined whether the person P from the queue is user B or not. In operation 2912, if the person P is not user B then it may be determined whether the depth of the geographical location is less than maximum degrees of separation.
  • If it is determined that depth is more than maximum allowable degrees of separation then it may repeat the operation 2908. In operation 2914, it may be determined that the depth of the geographical location (e.g., the geographical location 1704 of FIG. 12A) is less than maximum degrees of separation then the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) list for person P may be processed. In operation 2916, it may be determined whether all the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-N of FIG. 6) have been processed or not. If all the friends are processed it may be determined the queue is empty.
  • In operation 2918, if all the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) for person P are not processed then next neighbor N may be taken from the list. In operation 2920, it may be determined whether the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) N has encountered before or not. In operation 2922, if the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) has not been encountered before then the neighbor may be added to the queue. In operation 2924, if the neighbor N has been encountered before it may be further determined whether the geographical location (e.g., the geographical location 1704 of FIG. 17A) from where the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) has encountered previously is the same place or closer to that place.
  • If it is determined that the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) has encountered at the same or closer place then the friend may be added to the queue. If it may be determined that friend is not encountered at the same place or closer to that place then it may be again checked that all the friends have processed. In operation 2926, if it is determined that the person P is user B than the connection may be added to the connection list and after adding the connection to connection list it follows the operation 2912. In operation 2928, if it may be determined that queue is empty then the operation may return the connections list.
  • For example, a first user ID with the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and a second user ID may be applied to the different registered user. The verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) with the different registered user may be connected with each other through at least one of a geo-positioning data associated with the first user ID and the second user ID. In addition, a maximum degree of separation (Nmax) of at least two that is allowed for connecting any two registered users, (e.g., the two registered users who may be directly connected may be deemed to be separated by one degree of separation and two registered users who may be connected through no less than one other registered user may be deemed to be separated by two degrees of separation and two registered users who may be connected through not less than N other registered users may be deemed to be separated by N+1 degrees of separation).
  • Furthermore, the user ID of the different registered user may be searched (e.g., the method limits the searching of the different registered user in the sets of user IDs that may be stored as registered users who are less than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), such that the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user who may be separated by more than Nmax degrees of separation are not found and connected.) in a set of user IDs that may be stored of registered users who are less than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), and not in the sets of user IDs that may be stored for registered users who are greater than or equal to Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), until the user ID of the different registered user may be found in one of the searched sets. Also, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be connected to the different registered user if the user ID of the different registered user may be found in one of the searched sets.
  • Moreover, the sets of user IDs that may be stored of registered users may be searched initially who are directly connected to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21). A profile of the different registered user may be communicated to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) to display through a marker associating the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) with the different registered user. A connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user, the connection path indicating at least one other registered user may be stored through whom the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user is made.
  • In addition, the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user may be communicated to the verified registered user to display. A hyperlink in the connection path of each of the at least one registered users may be embedded through whom the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user is made.
  • FIG. 30 is a flowchart of communicating brief profiles of the registered users, processing a hyperlink selection from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and calculating and ensuring the Nmax degree of separation of the registered users away from verified registered users (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), according to one embodiment. In operation 3002, the data of the registered users may be collected from the database. In operation 3004, the relational path between the first user and the second user may be calculated (e.g., the Nmax degree of separation between verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the registered user).
  • For example, the brief profiles of registered users, including a brief profile of the different registered user, to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) for display, each of the brief profiles including a hyperlink to a corresponding full profile may be communicated.
  • Furthermore, the hyperlink selection from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be processed (e.g., upon processing the hyperlink selection of the full profile of the different registered user, the full profile of the different registered user may be communicated to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) for display). In addition, the brief profiles of those registered users may be ensured who are more than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) are not communicated to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) for display.
  • FIG. 31 is an N degree separation view, according to one embodiment. ME may be a verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) centered in the neighborhood network. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, and/or U may be the other registered user of the neighborhood network. The member of the neighborhood network may be separated from the centered verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) ME of the neighborhood network by certain degree of separation. The registered user A, B and C may be directly connected and may be deemed to be separated by one degree of separation from verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) ME. The registered user D, E, F, G, and H may be connected through no less than one other registered user may be deemed to be separated by two degree of separation from verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) ME. The registered user I, J, K, and L may be connected through no less than N−1 other registered user and may be deemed to be separated by N degree of separation from verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) ME. The registered user M, N, O, P, Q, R S, T and U may be all registered user.
  • FIG. 32 is a user interface view showing a map, according to one embodiment. Particularly FIG. 32 illustrates a satellite photo of a physical world. The registered user of the global neighborhood environment (e.g., the global neighborhood environment 600 of FIG. 6) may use this for exploring the geographical location (e.g., the geographical location 1704 of FIG. 17A) of the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6). The registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may navigate, zoom, explore and quickly find particular desired geographical locations of the desired neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6). This may help the registered user to read the map an/or plot the route of the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) on the world map.
  • FIG. 33A is a process flow of searching map based community and neighborhood contribution, according to one embodiment. In operation 3302, a verified registered user (e.g., a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-18B, a verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be associated with a user profile (e.g., a user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A). In operation 3304, the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) may be associated with a specific geographic location (e.g., a geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A).
  • In operation 3306, a map (e.g., a map 1702 of FIG. 17A-17B, a map 1900 of FIG. 19, a map 2100 of FIG. 21, a map 2201 of FIG. 22) may be generated concurrently displaying the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) and the specific geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A). In operation, 3308, in the map, wiki profiles (e.g., a wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, a wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, a wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) associated with different geographic locations may be simultaneously generated surrounding the specific geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) associated with the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A).
  • In operation 3310, a query of at least one of the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) and the specific geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) may be processed. In operation 3312, a particular wiki profile of the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) may be converted to another user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) when a different registered user claims a particular geographic location to the specific geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) associated with the particular wiki profile (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22), wherein the user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) may be tied to a specific property in a neighborhood (e.g., a neighborhood 602A-602N of FIG. 6), and wherein the particular wiki profile (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) may be associated with a neighboring property to the specific property in the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 620A-620N of FIG. 6).
  • In operation 3314, a certain wiki profile (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-17B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) of the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) may be delisted when a private registered user claims a certain geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) adjacent to at least one of the specific geographic location and the particular geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A).
  • In operation 3316, the certain wiki profile (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) in the map (e.g., the map 1702 of FIG. 17A-B, the map 1900 of FIG. 19, the map 2100 of FIG. 21, the map 2201 of FIG. 22) when the certain wiki profile may be delisted and/or be masked through the request of the private registered user.
  • FIG. 33B is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33A showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3318, a tag data associated with at least one of the specific geographic location, the particular geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A), and the delisted geographic location may be processed. In operation 3320, a frequent one of the tag data may be displayed when at least one of the specific geographic location and the particular geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) may be made active, but not when the geographic location (e.g., the geographic location 1704 of FIG. 17A) may be delisted.
  • In operation 3322, a commercial user (e.g., a commercial user 1800 of FIG. 18A-B) may be permitted to purchase a customizable business profile (e.g., a customizable business profile 1804 of FIG. 18B) associated with a commercial geographic location. In operation 3324, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) to communicate a message to the neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 602A-602N of FIG. 6) may be enabled based on a selectable distance range away from the specific geographic location.
  • In operation 3326, a payment of the commercial user (e.g., the commercial user 1800 of FIG. 18A-B) and the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be processed. In operation 3328, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be permitted to edit any information in the wiki profiles (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) including the particular wiki profile and the certain wiki profile until the certain wiki profile may be claimed by at least one of the different registered user and the private registered user.
  • In operation 3330, a claimant of any wiki profile (e.g., the wiki profile 1706 of FIG. 17A-B, the wiki profile 1802 of FIG. 18A, the wiki profile 2204 of FIG. 22) may be enabled to control what information is displayed on their user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A). In operation 3332, the claimant to segregate certain information on their user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A) may be allowed such that only other registered users directly connected to the claimant are able to view data on their user profile (e.g., the user profile 1700 of FIG. 17A).
  • FIG. 33C is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33B showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3334, a first user ID with the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and a second user ID to the different registered user may be applied. In operation 3336, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) with the different registered user with each other may be connected through at least one of associated with the first user ID and the second user ID.
  • In operation 3338, a maximum degree of separation (Nmax) of at least two may be set that is allowed for connecting any two registered users, wherein two registered users who are directly connected may be deemed to be separated by one degree of separation and two registered users who are connected through no less than one other registered user may be deemed to be separated by two degrees of separation and two registered users who may be connected through no less than N other registered users are deemed to be separated by N+1 degrees of separation. In operation 3340, the user ID of the different registered user may be searched in a set of user IDs that are stored of registered users who are less than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), and not in the sets of user IDs that are stored for registered users who may be greater than or equal to Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), until the user ID of the different registered user may be found in one of the searched sets.
  • In operation 3342, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be connected to the different registered user if the user ID of the different registered user may be found in one of the searched sets, wherein the method limits the searching of the different registered user in the sets of user IDs that may be stored of registered users who may be less than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21), such that the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user who may be separated by more than Nmax degrees of separation are not found and connected. In operation 3344, initially in the sets of user IDs that are stored of registered users who may be directly connected to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be initially searched.
  • FIG. 33D is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33C showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3346, a profile of the different registered user to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) to display may be communicated through a marker associating the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) with the different registered user.
  • In operation 3348, a connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user, the connection path indicating at least one other registered user may be stored through whom the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user may be made.
  • In operation 3350, the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be communicated to display.
  • In operation 3352, a hyperlink in the connection path of each of the at least one registered users may be embedded through whom the connection path between the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) and the different registered user may be made. In operation 3354, each registered user associated e-mail addresses of individuals who are not registered users may be stored and identified by each registered user as neighbors (e.g., a neighbor 620 of FIG. 6).
  • In operation 3356, an invitation may be communicated to become a new user (e.g., a user 616 of FIG. 6) to neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) of the particular user. In operation 3358, an acceptance of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) to whom the invitation was sent may be processed. In operation 3360, the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) to a database and storing of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), a user ID and the set of user IDs of registered users may be added who are directly connected to the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6), the set of user IDs stored of the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) including at least the user ID of the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21).
  • FIG. 33E is a continuation of process flow of FIG. 33D showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3362, the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) that the invitation to the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) has been accepted may be notified when the acceptance is processed.
  • In operation 3364, inputs from the neighbor (e.g., the neighbor 620 of FIG. 6) having descriptive data about the friend and storing the inputs in the database may be processed. In operation 3366, brief profiles of registered users, including a brief profile of the different registered user may be communicated, to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) for display, each of the brief profiles including the hyperlink to a corresponding full profile.
  • In operation 3368, the hyperlink selection from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be processed, wherein, upon processing the hyperlink selection of the full profile of the different registered user, the full profile of the different registered user is communicated to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) for display.
  • In operation 3370, brief profiles of those registered users who may be more than Nmax degrees of separation away from the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may not communicated to the verified registered user (e.g., the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 18A-B, the verified registered user 1810 of FIG. 21) may be ensured for display.
  • FIG. 34A is a process flow of associating a user with a real property in a geo-spatial environment and marking a status of the real property claimed by the user, according to one embodiment. In operation 3402, the user (e.g., the user 116 of FIG. 1) may be associated with the real property in the geo-spatial environment when the user claims the real property. In operation 3404, a profile of the user and the real property may be concurrently displayed in the geo-spatial environment in a map (e.g., an aerial map view illustrated in FIG. 2). In operation 3406, wiki profiles associated with different real properties (e.g., generated through a wiki module 110 of FIG. 1) surrounding the real property claimed by the user may be simultaneously generated in the map.
  • In operation 3408, the status of the real property claimed by the user in the geo-spatial environment as being available may be marked through an indicator expressing an availability status of the real property (e.g., the status may be modified by the for-sale-by owner module 112, the retained agent module 134, the rent module 114 of FIG. 1). In operation 3410, the availability status may be modified to a for-sale-by-owner status (e.g., through the for-sale-by owner module 112 of FIG. 1). In operation 3412, a meta-data may be applied to the real property indicating at least one of a price, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of the real property.
  • FIG. 34B is a continuation of the process flow of FIG. 34A showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3414, a set of providers having an availability to deliver and install a lawn sign to a physical location of the real property may be determined geo-spatially based on a confirmation request of the user. In operation 3416, a marketing flyer (e.g., the lawn sign) having details of the real property may be automatically generated in a print and web form. In operation 3418, the availability status may be transformed to a retained agent status (e.g., the retained agent module 134 of FIG. 1) based on a request of the user (e.g., the user 116 of FIG. 1)
  • In operation 3420, an agency profile of the retained agent may be geo-spatially applied to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and is surrounded by wiki profiles in the map. In operation 3422, the real property may be syndicated (e.g., through the syndication module 140 of FIG. 1) across a realtor multiple listing service database (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1) upon request of the user. In operation 3424, the availability status may be modified to a for rent status (e.g., modified using the rent module 114 of FIG. 1).
  • FIG. 34C is a continuation of the process flow of FIG. 34B showing additional processes. In operation 3426, a meta-data indicating at least one of a price, a term, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of the real property may be applied to the real property. In operation 3428, a prospective resident (e.g., the user 116 of FIG. 1) of the real property in a particular window of time in the geo-spatial environment may be booked when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental (e.g., through rent module 114 of FIG. 1). In operation 3430, a payment of another user may be processed when the another user confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  • In operation 3432, prospective buyers who wish to acquire at least one of a tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property may be pre-qualified (e.g., through bidding module 138 of FIG. 1). In operation 3434, the prospective buyers may be enabled to bid on at least one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property. In operation 3436, an optimal one of the prospective buyers may be invited to transact the real property with the user.
  • FIG. 34D is a continuation of the process flow of FIG. 34C showing additional processes, according to one embodiment. In operation 3438, a mouse over of the user, resident and business profiles associated with the different real properties surrounding the real property may be previewed having both positive and negative wiki-compiled data (e.g., the neighbor user generated content 302 of FIG. 3). In operation 3440, a new latitude and longitude location may be automatically set based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property (e.g., through pushpin module 132 of FIG. 1) when the user relocates a pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating a physical location of the real property. In operation 3442, a representation of properties listed in a multiple listing service (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1) may be concurrently generated directly in the geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and the real property claimed by the user.
  • In operation 3444, an escrow process may be conducted (e.g., using the escrow module 144 of FIG. 1) directly in the geo-spatial environment including any verifications and audit reporting associated with the real property transaction including at least one of a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and a disclosure check-off procedure. In operation 3446, a community of real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties may be built to facilitate the escrow process, and providing a recommendation (e.g., the recommendation module 146 of FIG. 1) to a chosen few of the real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 120 of FIG. 1) of the user (e.g., the user 116 of FIG. 1) through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  • For example, a For-sale-by owner (e.g., FSBO 212 of FIG. 2) may be a term that may describe a piece of real property that may have been offered for sale directly by its owner. The owner of the real property may not have solicited the help of a real estate broker, implying that no real estate commission may be associated with the sale of the real property. In recent years, the term may have been used more broadly to describe the process of marketing, buying, and selling of real property without the representation of a real estate broker.
  • Many sellers who may prefer to sell the real property through FSBO (For-Sale-By Owner) may avoid paying commission to the broker (e.g., Commissions may range from 5% to 7%).
  • Many listing services (e.g., Multiple Listing Service (MLS) (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1)) may allow real estate brokers representing sellers of the real property under a listing contract to widely share information about properties associated with real estate brokers who may represent potential buyers (e.g., potential interested parties) and/or may wish to cooperate with a seller's broker in finding the prospective buyer for the real property. The many listing services may combine the listings of all available real properties in a geo-spatial environment that may be represented by brokers who may be members of many database services.
  • The listing services may enable the efficient distribution of information (e.g., the contact information, commission of the agent, etc) that may facilitate the potential buyer of the real property to search the listing service database (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1) and/or retrieve information about the real property for sale for various parameters (e.g., the physical location, the price range, etc),
  • The listing services (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1) may be governed by private entities, and/or rules set by enforcing bodies (e.g., a county, a real property agencies, etc.) beyond any individual state rules regarding real estate. The listing services may set their own rules for membership, access, and/or sharing of information, and may be subject to nationwide rules laid down by the entities associated with real property transactions with no state and/or federal oversight (e.g., a real estate company, the county, etc.). The listing services may be owned and/or operated by the real estate company, the county and/or a regional real estate Board. Membership of the listing services may be generally considered to be essential to the practice of real estate brokerage.
  • A person (e.g., the user 116 of the global neighborhood environment 100 of FIG. 1) selling his/her own home may act as a For-sale-by owner may not put a listing for the home directly into the listing database (e.g., the multiple listing module 142 of FIG. 1). Similarly, a properly licensed broker who may not prefer to join the trade association and/or operate a business within the association's rules, may not join the listing services.
  • A Bed and Breakfast may be a type of boarding house typically operating out of a large single family residence (e.g., the residence 118 of FIG. 1). Guests may be accommodated at night in private bedrooms and breakfast may be served in the morning—in any one of the bedroom, a dining room, the host's kitchen.
  • Bathrooms may be private, shared (e.g. sharing with other guests, sharing with the family in smaller establishments) and/or en-suite (e.g. where the ablutions are directly accessed from the guest's bedroom). The Bed and Breakfast may be operated either as a primary occupation or as a secondary source of income. Staff may often consist of the house's owners and/or members of their family who may live there.
  • Guests may usually be expected to pay for their stay upon arrival and/or leave before noon or earlier on the day of departure. A big advantage of this type of hosted accommodation may be the local knowledge of the host(s).
  • Guests may stay more than one night, in some smaller Bed and Breakfasts they may be expected to be away from the Bed and Breakfast during the main part of the day. This arrangement, however, may not be inconvenient since many popular Bed and Breakfasts may be located in beach and mountain areas, (e.g., Hawaii, New England, Colorado) where daytime recreation and/or tourism activities may be popular. One advantage of staying at a Bed and Breakfast may be readier access to popular locations “off the beaten path” which may not be convenient to the city center.
  • Most Bed and Breakfasts may be small, rarely with room (e.g., the room may have the capacity to accommodate 2-12 guests). It may be advisable for anyone wanting to stay at a bed and breakfast to make reservations well in advance of their travel date. Consultation with a qualified travel agent knowledgeable in this type of accommodation may be helpful. However, many Bed and Breakfasts may belong to associations and/or may have an electronic interface (e.g., may have website of their own). Prices and tariffs may be described in various books and/or travel guides that may often be obsolete by the time they are published.
  • The Bed and Breakfast arrangement may actually be very old one. Before the modern times, it might have been quite normal for country travelers to spend the night at a private house rather than an inn, and the custom may have persisted in many parts of the world. However, prior to the 19th century, this might have been strictly an informal arrangement constrained by acquaintance and social rank (e.g., a doctor might stay with a doctor or pharmacist, while a nobleman would only stay with the local gentry). The abbreviation of ‘B&B’ on roadside signs first became popular in the British Isles.
  • Breakfast may usually be cooked on demand for the guest and may usually feature bacon, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans. But increasingly, because of either a desire of owners to economize or guests to minimize their calorie intake, a ‘continental breakfast’ might have become more common. Hotel prices may often be outrageous, Bed and Breakfast's may be a budget option and this tradition may continue in many parts of the world.
  • However, Bed and Breakfasts in many countries may often be consciously seek to recall earlier days. They may frequently be established in attractive older houses that may have been renovated and/or filled with antique furniture. In some cases, an existing inn may re-label itself as a Bed and Breakfast to improve business and/or move itself ‘up-market’. Also in some countries, the Bed and Breakfasts may serve a traditional breakfast as a point of pride. Furthermore, a form of Bed and Breakfast called casa particular (e.g. “private home”) became the main form of accommodation outside the tourist resorts. As they may often be run by amateurs, with little lodge management experience, strict laws might govern the operation of Bed and Breakfasts. However, regulations may vary in each jurisdiction in content, extent and in enforcement.
  • The most common regulations Bed and Breakfasts may have to follow pertain to safety. They may be required to have fire resistance, a sufficient fire escape plan in place, and smoke detectors in each guest room. Kitchens and equipment used to serve meals may also be monitored for sanitation. Most Bed and Breakfasts may generally be compliant with their jurisdiction's laws. However, guests may mostly be unfamiliar with these guidelines and/or may tend to overlook any violations.
  • While various local governments may have regulations, membership in a state/provincial/national bed and breakfast association may often indicate a higher standard of hospitality. Associations may often review their members and may tend to have additional standards of care. While the associations may also facilitate marketing of the individual bed and breakfasts. They may also provide a stamp of approval that the business in question is reputable.
  • Guest house (e.g., the guest house property 204 of FIG. 2) may be a private home which might have been converted for the exclusive use of guest accommodation in the geo-spatial environment. The owner may usually live in an entirely separate area within the property and the guest house may serve as a form of lodging business, similar to a bed and breakfast. The neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 102A-N of FIG. 1) may be a geographically localised community located within a larger city, town or suburb. The residents of a given neighborhood (e.g., the user 116 of FIG. 1) may be called (e.g., the neighbors 120 of the neighborhood 102A-N illustrated in FIG. 1)
  • Traditionally, a neighborhood (e.g., the neighborhood 102A-N of FIG. 1) may be small enough that the neighbors (e.g., the neighbor 120 of the neighborhood 102 illustrated in FIG. 1) may be able to know each other. However in practice, neighbors may not know one another very well at all. Villages may not be divided into neighborhoods, because they may already be small enough that all the villager may know each other.
  • A leasehold estate may be an ownership interest in land in which any one of a lessee and the tenant may hold real property by some form of title from the landlord. A fixed-term tenancy may last for some fixed period of time. Despite the name tenancy for years, such a tenancy may last for any period of time even a tenancy for one week may be called a tenancy for years. The duration may need not be certain, but may be conditioned upon the happening of some event, (e.g. until the crops are ready for harvest, until the war is over), such that the lease may expire automatically upon the running of the specified time, and/or the occurrence of the specified event. A lease may be purported to be a tenancy for years of more than one year, and it may not be put in writing, then it may automatically become a periodic tenancy, with a rental period equal to the period between lease payments, but of no more than a year.
  • Although the present embodiments have been described with reference to specific example embodiments, it will be evident that various modifications and changes may be made to these embodiments without departing from the broader spirit and scope of the various embodiments. For example, the various devices, modules, analyzers, generators, etc. described herein may be enabled and operated using hardware circuitry (e.g., CMOS based logic circuitry), firmware, software and/or any combination of hardware, firmware, and/or software (e.g., embodied in a machine readable medium). For example, the various electrical structure and methods may be embodied using transistors, logic gates, and electrical circuits (e.g., application specific integrated ASIC circuitry and/or in Digital Signal; Processor DSP circuitry).
  • For example, the lodging module 106, the search module 108, the wiki module 110, the for-sale-by owner module 112, the rent module 114, the delivery module 130, the pushpin module 132, the retained agent module 134, the paying guest module 136, the bidding module 138, the syndication module 140, the multiple listing module 142, the escrow module 144, the recommendation module 146, the social community module 606, the search module 608, the wiki module 610, the commerce module 612, the map module 614, the building builder module 700, the Nth degree module 702, the tagging module 704, the verify module 706, the groups generator module 708, the pushpin module 710, the profile module 712, the announce module 714, the friend finder module 722, the neighbor-neighbor help module 724, the business search module 802, the communicate module 806, the directory assistance module 808, the embedding module 810, the no-match module 812, the range selector module 814, the user-place wiki module 900, the user-user wiki module 902, the user-neighbor wiki module 904, the user-business wiki module 906, the reviews module 908, the defamation prevention module 910, the wiki social network conversion module 912, the claim module 914, the data segment module 916, the dispute resolution module 918, the resident announce payment module 1000, the business display advertisement module 1002, the geo-position advertisement ranking module 1004, the content syndication module 1006, the text advertisement module 1008, the community market place module 1010, the click-in tracking module 1012, the satellite data module 1100, the cartoon map converter module 1104, the profile pointer module 1106, the parcel module 1108 and the occupant module 1110 of FIGS. 1-34 may be embodied through the lodging circuit, the for-sale-by owner circuit, the rent circuit, the delivery circuit, the pushpin circuit, the retained agent circuit, the paying guest circuit, the bidding circuit, the syndication circuit, multiple listing circuit, escrow circuit, recommendation circuit, the social community circuit, the search circuit, the wiki circuit, the commerce circuit, the map circuit, the building builder circuit, the Nth degree circuit, the tagging circuit, the verify circuit, the groups circuit, the pushpin circuit, the profile circuit, the announce circuit, the friends finder circuit, the neighbor-neighbor help circuit, the business search circuit, the communicate circuit, the embedding circuit, the no-match circuit, the range selector circuit, the user-place wiki circuit, the user-user wiki circuit, the user-neighbor wiki circuit, the user-business circuit, the reviews circuit, the defamation prevention circuit, the wiki social network conversion circuit, the claim circuit, the data segment circuit, the dispute resolution circuit, the resident announce payment circuit, the business display advertisement circuit, the geo-position advertisement ranking circuit, the content syndication circuit, the text advertisement circuit, the community market place circuit, the click-in tracking circuit, the satellite data circuit, the cartoon map converter circuit, the profile pointer circuit, the parcel circuit, the occupant circuit using one or more of the technologies described herein.
  • In addition, it will be appreciated that the various operations, processes, and methods disclosed herein may be embodied in a machine-readable medium and/or a machine accessible medium compatible with a data processing system (e.g., a computer system), and may be performed in any order. Accordingly, the specification and drawings are to be regarded in an illustrative rather than a restrictive sense.

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  1. 1. A method, comprising:
    associating a user with a real property in a geo-spatial environment when the user claims the real property;
    concurrently displaying a profile of the user and the real property in the geo-spatial environment in a map;
    simultaneously generating in the map, wiki profiles associated with different real properties surrounding the real property claimed by the user; and
    marking a status of the real property claimed by the user in the geo-spatial environment as being available through an indicator expressing an availability status of the real property.
  2. 2. The method of claim 1 further comprising:
    modifying the availability status to a for-sale-by-owner status;
    applying a meta-data to the real property indicating at least one of a price, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of the real property;
    geo-spatially determining which of a set of providers have an availability to deliver and install a lawn sign to a physical location of the real property based on a confirmation request of the user;
    automatically generating a marketing flyer having details of the real property in a print and web form; and
    generating a customized postcard mailer to be distributed through physical mail of the marketing flyer to neighbors surrounding the real property with for those addresses which are not associated with users currently having electronic communication information in the geo-spatial environment.
  3. 3. The method of claim 2 further comprising:
    transforming the availability status to a retained agent status based on a request of the user;
    geo-spatially applying an agency profile of the retained agent to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and is surrounded by wiki profiles in the map; and
    syndicating the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database upon request of the user.
  4. 4. The method of claim 1 further comprising:
    modifying the availability status to a for rent status; and
    applying a meta-data indicating at least one of a price, a term, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of the real property to the real property.
  5. 5. The method of claim 4 further comprising:
    booking a prospective resident of the real property in a particular window of time in the geo-spatial environment when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental; and
    processing a payment of the another user when the another user confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  6. 6. The method of claim 1 further comprising:
    pre-qualifying prospective buyers who wish to acquire at least one of a tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property;
    enabling the prospective buyers to bid on at least one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property; and
    inviting an optimal one of the prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user.
  7. 7. The method of claim 1 further comprising:
    previewing, in response to a mouse over of the user, resident and business profiles associated with the different real properties surrounding the real property having both positive and negative wiki-compiled data; and
    automatically setting a new latitude and longitude location based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates a pointer in the geo-spatial environment indicating a physical location of the real property.
  8. 8. The method of claim 1 further comprising concurrently generating a representation of properties listed in a multiple listing service directly in the geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and the real property claimed by the user.
  9. 9. The method of claim 8 further comprising conducting an escrow process directly in the geo-spatial environment including any verifications and audit reporting associated with the real property transaction including at least one of a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and a disclosure check-off procedure.
  10. 10. The method of claim 9 further comprising building a community of real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to facilitate the escrow process, and providing a recommendation to a chosen few of the real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to neighbors of the user through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  11. 11. The method claim 1 in a form of a machine-readable medium embodying a set of instructions that, when executed by a machine, causes the machine to perform the method of claim 1.
  12. 12. A system, comprising:
    a plurality of neighborhoods having registered users and unregistered users of a global neighborhood environment;
    a lodging module of the global neighborhood environment to enable the registered users of a wiki-based social network overlying a global mapping infrastructure to geo-spatially mark properties that they have claimed as being available in an open market to potentially interested parties; and
    a wiki module of the global neighborhood environment to enable the registered users to create a social network page of themselves, and to edit information associated with the unregistered users identifiable through a viewing of physical properties in which the unregistered users reside when the registered users have knowledge of characteristics associated with the unregistered users so that the potentially interested parties have an ability to view a consensus social characteristic of neighbors surrounding a property marked as transactable.
  13. 13. The system of claim 12 further comprising:
    a search module of the global neighborhood environment to enable a people search, a business search, and a category search of any data in a lodging module and to enable embedding of any content in the global neighborhood environment in other search engines, blogs, social networks, professional networks and static websites.
  14. 14. The system of claim 12 further comprising:
    a for-sale-by-owner module of the global neighborhood environment to modify an availability status to a for-sale-by-owner status, to apply a meta-data indicating at least one of a price, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of a real property being marketed to the real property;
    a delivery module of the global neighborhood environment to geo-spatially determine which of a set of providers have an availability to deliver, and install a physical marker in a physical location of the real property based on a confirmation request of a user, and to automatically generate a marketing flyer having details of the real property in a print and web form; and
    a pushpin module to automatically set a new latitude and longitude location based on a relocation of a pushpin indicator of the real property when the user relocates a pointer in a geo-spatial environment indicating the physical location of the real property.
  15. 15. The system of claim 14 further comprising:
    a retained agent module of the global neighborhood environment to transform the availability status to a retained agent status based on a request of the user, and to geo-spatially apply an agency profile of the retained agent to the real property such that the agency profile appears concurrently with the real property and is surrounded by wiki profiles in a map; and
    a syndication module of the global neighborhood environment to publish the real property across a realtor multiple listing service database upon request of the user.
  16. 16. The system of claim 12 further comprising:
    a rent module of the global neighborhood environment to modify the availability status to a for rent status and to apply a meta-data indicating at least one of a price, a term, a duration, a physical characteristic, and a condition of a real property to the real property; and
    a paying guest module of the global neighborhood environment to book a prospective resident of the real property in the global neighborhood environment in a particular window of time when the user selects a social networking profile of another user who has requested the real property as a rental, and to process a payment of the another user when the another user confirms a booking of the real property on a particular day.
  17. 17. The system of claim 16 further comprising:
    a bidding module of the global neighborhood environment to pre-qualify prospective buyers who wish to acquire at least one of a tenancy and an ownership interest in the real property, to enable the prospective buyers to bid on at least one of the tenancy interest and the ownership interest in the real property, and to invite an optimal one of the prospective buyers to transact the real property with the user.
  18. 18. The system of claim 12 further comprising:
    a multiple listing module of the global neighborhood environment to incorporate a representation of properties listed in a multiple listing service directly in a geo-spatial environment along with wiki pages and a real property claimed by a user;
    an escrow module of the global neighborhood environment to perform verifications and audit reporting associated with a real property transaction including at least one of a home inspection reporting, a termite inspection reporting, a flood inspection reporting, a title report auditing, and a disclosure check-off procedure; and
    a recommendation module of the global neighborhood environment to build a community of real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to facilitate an escrow process, and to provide a recommendation to a chosen few of a real estate transaction, verification, and inspection parties to neighbors of the user through a recommendation interface in the geo-spatial environment.
  19. 19. A global neighborhood environment, comprising:
    a first instruction set to visualize real property tenancy and for sale availability and to reside above a map data, in which a social network underlies a visualization network in that each prospective lister and bidder of a real property is expressible to one and other in a geo-spatial environment;
    a second instruction set integrated with the first instruction set to enable users of the social network to mark owned ones of their properties as being available as rental properties and for sale and which provides a positive and negative user generated content of neighbors surrounding the owned ones of the properties being available as the rental properties and for sale;
    a third instruction set to provide a free form of expression of the users sharing information about any entities and people residing in any geographical location identifiable in a satellite map data, and to provide a technique of each of the users to claim the geographic location to control content in their respective claimed geographic locations; and
    a fourth instruction set integrated with the first instruction set and the second instruction set to enable global exploration of properties being marketed in the geo-spatial environment by indexing each of the data shared by the users of any of the people and entities residing in any geographic location.
  20. 20. The method of claim 19 further comprising a fifth instruction set to schedule delivery of physical goods and services to listers and bidders in the geo-spatial environment based on user generated requests in the geo-spatial environment at a pre, during, and post transaction event.
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