07734412 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 13 patents.

In one example, an apparatus and method are provided for rendering map images. In one example, an apparatus (e.g., a map server) includes logic for causing the transfer of tiled vector image data in response to a map request, wherein the vector data is associated with stored map data divided into a plurality of tiles. The tiled vector image data is transferred to a remote device (e.g., a client device) for rendering of the map image. Additionally, the vector image data may comprise one or more attributes associated therewith, the one or more attributes configurable by a receiving device. For example, the map image may be rendered (e.g., customized) based on one or more local attributes to vary the language used, colors, how items in the map are displayed, and other imaging characteristics of the map image.

Title
Method of client side map rendering with tiled vector data
Application Number
11/592564
Publication Number
7734412 (B2)
Application Date
November 2, 2006
Publication Date
June 8, 2010
Inventor
Xiaoyi Wu
Pleasanton
CA, US
Norman X Shi
Fremont
CA, US
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G01C 21/30
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