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A user accesses a server using a client. The client provides an identification code which serves to uniquely identify a remote sensor. The remote sensor is capable of providing information related to its position. The server interrogates the remote sensor and, in response, the remote sensor transmits positioning data to the server where it is analyzed to derive the location of the remote server. The location so determined is transmitted from the server to the client and is displayed at the client so that the user can identify the location of the remote sensor. The client and the server may be connected to a computer network and the client may use a web browser to interrogate the server. The remote sensor may be a SNAPSHOT GPS receiver or other GPS receiver or positioning device. The user display may be a simple position report, e.g., latitude and longitude, or a graphical report which provides an indication of the remote sensor's location superimposed on a map or other reference.

Title
Client-server based remote locator device
Application Number
8/708176
Publication Number
6131067
Application Date
September 6, 1996
Publication Date
October 10, 2000
Inventor
Norman F Krasner
San Carlos
CA, US
Richard J Girerd
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
SnapTrack
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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