06408307 is referenced by 267 patents and cites 50 patents.

A user can access a common database from a remote communications port, at any qualified location, to generate a map or other positional information which locates selected items of interest, e.g., businesses, stores, architectural sites, and the like. The database contains information representing the items of interest, including, for each of the items of interest, positional coordinates, a geographic vicinity, and a selected category. The positional coordinates discretely locate the vicinity, while the vicinity specifies the exact locations of the items of interest in the selected category. For example, a user in New York can select the display of sporting shops in the area surrounding Chicago O'Hara International Airport selectively. A user can also access a port and display locations of items of interest within the same vicinity as the user and relative to the user's position. The database can be modified from qualified remote locations to change, or add to, the information therein. An advertisement can be tagged to the display or print out as an association with the selected items of interest.

Title
System and methods for remotely accessing a selected group of items of interest from a database
Application Number
8/920044
Publication Number
6408307 (B1)
Application Date
August 28, 1997
Publication Date
June 18, 2002
Inventor
Steven W Oxman
Riva
MD, US
Lincoln Bouve
Berryville
VA, US
William T Semple
Arlington
VA, US
Agent
Lathrop & Gage L C
US
Agent
Curtis A Vock Esq
US
Assignee
Civix DDI
CO, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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