07373244 is referenced by 117 patents and cites 67 patents.

Methods, systems and applications for updating, enhancing, organizing, and utilizing geographic maps, for locating points of interest and places of businesses, or POI's. Embodiments provide a method for collecting geo-coordinate data on POIs by eliciting participation of the business owners or designated employees to identify the specific locations of POI's on a map; a map program which synchronizes to a centralized database where POI and other more frequently changing and time-dependent map information is downloaded to individual users; a map program, where in addition to the standard contact information, “qualitative” information and website links are included in an POI information box to aid in pre-qualifying a POI before selection and in booking a reservation; a method for locating markers on an Internet-based search engine map; and an improved contact management system that allows locations of contacts to be viewed on a map while minimizing address geocoding.

Information mapping approaches
Application Number
Publication Number
7373244 (B2)
Application Date
April 19, 2005
Publication Date
May 13, 2008
Keith Kreft
Cupertino, 95014
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker
G01C 21/26
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