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Asao Kamei, Edward J Suranyi: Method and apparatus to generate driving guides. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Meyer, November 30, 2004: US06826472 (104 worldwide citation)

A navigation device displays major routes and direction indications without a specific destination requirement. Where several possible destinations are presented, the device displays information for a destination at or when nearing decision points for traveling to the destination. Direction indicato ...


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Hongche Liu, Shyam Kuttikkad: Warping geometric objects. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, January 7, 2003: US06504541 (55 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for warping models made from geometric objects, such as electronic maps, to correct local distortions in the models without compromising model topology. A set of transformation functions are derived from relationships between points in a first model that match points in a secon ...


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Walter B Zavoli, Hongche Liu: System for using speech recognition with map data. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, July 22, 2003: US06598016 (55 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for using speech recognition with map data. For example, a user could state a location. The system will recognize the words spoken and find the location on a map using an electronic map database. The map can be displayed such that the location is depicted. Alternatively, the us ...


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Hongche Liu, Shyam Kuttikkad: Matching geometric objects. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, March 11, 2003: US06532304 (49 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for identifying matching arcs in sets of geometric objects, such as a pair of electronic maps, without relying on attributes being assigned to the arcs. An arc in a first set of geometric objects is identified as matching an arc in a second set of geometric objects, when the ar ...


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Gil Fuchs, Darrell Mathis: System and method for associating text and graphical views of map information. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Meyer, September 5, 2006: US07103854 (39 worldwide citation)

A system and method for manipulating digital map information, that allows the operator to view or modify map object or item attributes from either a graphical window or a text window. In one embodiment, when the user selects a map item within the graphical window (202), the text window (210) display ...


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Edward Joseph Suranyi: Shortcut generator. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Meyer, April 26, 2005: US06885937 (37 worldwide citation)

An electronic map is stored as a collection of nodes and links. Roads in the map are assigned priorities for pathfinding purposes. A node's priority originally corresponds to the priority of the road associated with the node. Electronic maps can be made more useful by adding short cuts to the map. A ...


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George T Angwin: Computing sign text for branches of an electronic map network. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 6, 2003: US06559865 (32 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for computing sign text for exit ramps from limited access highways of an electronic map network. First and second name lists containing names of road elements ahead of and behind respective simple and compound exit ramps are generated. Sign text for simple exit ramps is compu ...


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Gil Fuchs: System and method for automatically executing corresponding operations on multiple maps, windows, documents, and/or databases. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Meyer, June 23, 2009: US07552187 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method for causing a master operation that is executed on a master map, window, document, or database to also be automatically executed in its corresponding form on one or more slave maps, windows, documents, and/or databases. Embodiments of the invention can operate with masters and sl ...


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Gil Fuchs: Method and system for creating universal location referencing objects. Tele Atlas North America, Fliesler Meyer, May 12, 2009: US07532979 (11 worldwide citation)

A method and system for creating and/or using a universal location referencing object (ULRO) with electronic files including electronic maps. ULROs establish traversable links between a file-of-reference and third-party-files. In accordance with an embodiment, the ULRO comprises a universal location ...


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Zavoli Walter B: System and method for vehicle navigation and piloting including absolute and relative coordinates. Tele Atlas North America, Zavoli Walter B, October 2, 2008: WO/2008/118578 (8 worldwide citation)

A navigation system for use in a vehicle. The system includes an absolute position sensor, such as GPS, in addition to one or more additional sensors, such as a camera, laser scanner, or radar. The system further comprises a digital map or database that includes records for at least some of the vehi ...