07894984 is referenced by 105 patents and cites 68 patents.

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
12/766077
Publication Number
7894984 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2010
Publication Date
February 22, 2011
Inventor
Seth Michael LaForge
Seattle
WA, US
Noel Phillip Gordon
Hunters Hills
AU
Andrew Robert Kirmse
Emerald Hills
CA, US
Stephen Ma
Kingsford
AU
James Christopher Norris
Mountain View
CA, US
Bret Steven Taylor
Los Gatos
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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