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Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and displaying the result as a map image. One apparatus according to aspects of the present invention includes means for sending a location request from a client-side computing device to a map tile server, means for receiving a set of map tiles in response to the location request, means for assembling said received map tiles into a tile grid, means for aligning the tile grid relative to a clipping shape, and means for displaying the result as a map image. Such an apparatus may further include direction control or zoom control objects as interactive overlays on the displayed map image, and may also include route or location overlays on the map image.

Title
Digital mapping system
Application Number
11/567054
Publication Number
7379811 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2006
Publication Date
May 27, 2008
Inventor
Seth Michael LaForge
Seattle
WA, US
Noel Phillip Gordon
Hunters Hill
AU
Andrew Robert Kirmse
Emerald Hills
CA, US
Stephen Ma
Kingsford
AU
James Christopher Norris
Mountain View
CA, US
Bret Steven Taylor
Mountain View
CA, US
Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen
Fairlight
AU
Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fenwick & West
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
G01C 21/30
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