07082365 is referenced by 208 patents and cites 25 patents.

A system and method for searching and retrieving location information associated with one or more points of interests, whereby the search criteria can be dependent upon the location of a point of interest with respect to the the real-time position of the user, and any preferences or search restrictions selected by the user, such as rating information about the point of interest. Upon selecting a point of interest from the search result, the user is then given further information regarding the selected point of interest, including but not limited to directions for traveling to the point of interest. Additionally, preferred embodiments of the present invention can provide to the user a proximity notification once the user is within a certain distance from the point interest. Finally, while at a point of interest, the user can provide to the system information regarding the point of interest, such as rating of the food of a restaurant, without having to specifically identify the point of interest as the system can self-identify the point of interest by using the position information of the user.

Title
Point of interest spatial rating search method and system
Application Number
10/222450
Publication Number
7082365 (B2)
Application Date
August 16, 2002
Publication Date
July 25, 2006
Inventor
Stephen Petilli
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Angie Sheha
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Michael A Sheha
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Networks In Motion
CA, US
IPC
G01C 21/34
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