06522875 is referenced by 338 patents.

A geographical web browser allows a user to navigate a network application such as the Word Wide Web by physically navigating in geographical coordinates. For example, a geographical web browser is implemented in a mobile unit such as a dashboard computer. The mobile unit includes one or more transducers such as antennas and is operative to receive locally broadcast signals or to operate a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. As the mobile unit navigates into different physical localities, different web pages are displayed by the geographical web browser. For example, a user desiring to buy a house can set the web browser to a real estate web page. Instead of clicking on a hyperlink to access web pages of properties in an area, the user drives into a first area and automatically receives web pages relating to homes in that area. When the mobile unit crosses town and enters a second area, a new set of web pages is downloaded relating to properties in the second area. The geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems disclosed herein enable improved road-navigation and traffic management, advertisement, and related services.

Title
Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems
Application Number
9/195171
Publication Number
6522875 (B1)
Application Date
November 17, 1998
Publication Date
February 18, 2003
Inventor
Mark Nicholas Anastasi
405 Copperus Trail, Highland Village
TX, US
Duncan Leo MacFarlane
6615 Desco Dr., Dallas
TX, US
Eric Morgan Dowling
5107 5thAve., Holmes Beach
FL, US
Agent
Eric M Dowling
US
IPC
H04N 3/42
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