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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray, T Angus Ferguson: Travel reservation information and planning system. DeLorme Publishing Co, Pierce Atwood, Chris A Caseiro, September 7, 1999: US05948040 (1604 worldwide citation)

Computerized travel reservation information and planning system that generates "map ticket" output in various media, for guidance and transactions en route. Such print or electronic documents can include bar or alphanumeric codes for automated recognition and/or access. WHERE?, WHO/WHAT?, WHEN? and ...


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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray: Computer aided routing and positioning system. DeLorme Publishing Company, Chris A Caseiro, Thomas L Bohan, September 1, 1998: US05802492 (790 worldwide citation)

A Computer Aided Routing and Positioning System (CARPS) determines a route along selected waypoints that include a travel origin and a travel destination and intermediate waypoints therebetween. The selected waypoints may be uploaded to or downloaded from various geocoding devices that utilize the G ...


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William O Dussell, James M Janky, John F Schipper, David J Cowl: Position based personal digital assistant. Trimble Navigation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 17, 1999: US05938721 (722 worldwide citation)

A task description is stored in a database accessible by a mobile computer system. The mobile computer system receives positioning information corresponding to its geographic location and indexes the database based on the positioning information when the information indicates that the mobile compute ...


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G Victor Treyz, Susan M Treyz: Automobile personal computer systems. G Victor Treyz, March 23, 2004: US06711474 (538 worldwide citation)

An automobile personal computer system is provided. A user of the system may wirelessly interact with merchants, communications facilities, information providers, computers at the home or office, and other entities. Such interactions may involve local wireless links and remote wireless links. Wirele ...


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Roy Want, Mark David Weiser, Anthony George LaMarca, David Goldberg: System and method for obtaining and using location specific information. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, September 19, 2000: US06122520 (511 worldwide citation)

A location information system uses a positioning system, such as the civilian Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS), in combination with a distributed network. The location information system includes a radio transceiver for communicating to the distributed network and a GPS receiving system. The ...


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James R Davis, Christopher M Schmandt: Automobile navigation system using real time spoken driving instructions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Choate Hall & Stewart, January 5, 1993: US05177685 (492 worldwide citation)

An automobile navigation system which provides spoken instructions to the driver of an automobile to guide the driver along a route is disclosed. The heart of the system is a computing apparatus comprising a map database, route finding algorithms, a vehicle location system, discourse generating prog ...


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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray: Computer aided routing system. DeLorme Publishing Company, Daniel H Kane Jr, Chris A Caseiro, Thomas L Bohan, September 24, 1996: US05559707 (483 worldwide citation)

A computer aided routing system (CARS) determines a travel route between a user selected travel origin and travel destination following user selected waypoints along the way. A CARS database incorporates travel information selected from a range of multimedia sources about the transportation routes, ...


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Gabriel Jakobson: Method and system for displaying navigation information on an electronic map. October 4, 2011: US08032297 (377 worldwide citation)

A mapping systems includes determining that a map object (“MO”) is outside the visible area of a map displayed; calculating the direction, distance and travel-time to the MO, creating an object vector indicator (“OVI”) and displaying the OVI on the map-display application. The OVI may be displayed o ...


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Gabriel Jakobson: Method and system for displaying social networking navigation information. September 6, 2011: US08014943 (375 worldwide citation)

A mapping system associated with a social network includes determining that a social networking map object (“MO”) is outside a visible area of a map displayed; calculating the direction, distance and travel-time to the MO (e.g. a social network member, a location, a meeting place, etc.), creating an ...