What does this analysis do?
The Code Map analysis plots out the different CPC/IPC codes found in the patent pool on a map.
How does it work?
The analysis starts after you chose the type of Classication code (CPC/IPC). The analysis extracts the classification codes and plots them on a map.
How to operate the results?
What does it tell me?
While the name map sounds familiar to landscape, a map generally represents a graphical representation of a data collection that borrows characteristics of cartography. The code map can be used to represent similarity between patents and codes since the human mind is used to and can readily understand the use of maps to correlate distance between two items. This analysis indicates which CPC/IPC codes are used in your patent pool.