08401771 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 19 patents.

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates generating a point of interest related to a map. An interface component can collect a portion of annotation data from two or more users, wherein the portion of annotation data is associated with a digital map and includes at least one of a map location and a user specific description of the map location. An annotation aggregator can evaluate annotation data corresponding to the map location on the digital map. The annotation aggregator can create a point of interest (POI) for the map location based upon the evaluation and populates the digital map with at least one of an identified location extracted from two or more users or a universal description extracted from two or more users.

Title
Discovering points of interest from users map annotations
Application Number
12/177222
Publication Number
8401771 (B2)
Application Date
July 22, 2008
Publication Date
March 19, 2013
Inventor
Lakshmi N Mummidi
Hyderabad
IN
John C Krumm
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Hope Baldauff Hartman
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G01C 21/30
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