06904360 is referenced by 61 patents and cites 25 patents.

A method for displaying a map includes storing map data on a server including a plurality of layers, which include vector information delineating features in the map belonging to a respective feature category, and a set of templates, each such template being associated with a respective one of the layers and indicating a visual characteristic of the features in the layer with which the template is associated. At least a subset of the templates is downloaded to a client device from the server, as is the vector information in a portion of one or more of the layers of the map data corresponding to a selected area of the map. Based on the downloaded vector information, an image of the selected area of the map is rendered on the client device in accordance with the visual characteristic indicated by the downloaded templates.

Title
Template-based map distribution system
Application Number
10/426945
Publication Number
6904360 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2003
Publication Date
June 7, 2005
Inventor
Oren Nissim
Raanana
IL
Alexander Fagin
Lod
IL
Ilya Eckstein
Ashdod
IL
Omry Yadan
Mitzpe Ramon
IL
Michael Menachem Kupferman
Zichron Yaakov
IL
Michael Pechatnikov
Tel Aviv
IL
Agent
Ladas & Parry
Assignee
Telmap
IL
IPC
G01C 021/32
G01C 021/30
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