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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray, Gordon Autry, Keith A Moulton: Integrated routing/mapping information. DeLorme Publishing Company, Peirce Atwood, Chris A Caseiro, Patrick R Scanlan, November 20, 2001: US06321158 (977 worldwide citation)

An Integrated Routing/Mapping Information System (IRMIS) links desktop personal computer cartographic applications to one or more handheld organizer, personal digital assistant (PDA) or “palmtop” devices. Such devices may be optionally equipped with, or connected to, portable Global Positioning Syst ...


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Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael Laforge: Digital mapping system. Google, Fenwick & West, January 2, 2007: US07158878 (295 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Martin Kelly Jones: Advanced notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network. ArrivalStar, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, June 8, 2004: US06748318 (254 worldwide citation)

An advance notification system notifies users of the impending arrival of a vehicle, for example, an overnight package delivery vehicle, at a particular vehicle stop. The system generally includes an on-board vehicle control unit (VCU) for each vehicle and a base station control unit (BSCU) for send ...


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Michael L Obradovich, John D Pirtle, Steven W Schebesch: Technique for effective navigation based on user preferences. American Calcar, Kaye Scholer, April 1, 2003: US06542812 (244 worldwide citation)

In a navigation device, user profiles may be stored and used to navigate a user who may be driving in a vehicle, on foot, or in other mode of transportation. Each user profile corresponds to one of the user's personae. For example, the user business profile corresponding to the user's busi ...


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Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Bret Steven Taylor, James Christopher Norris, Stephen Ma, Andrew Robert Kirmse, Noel Phillip Gordon, Seth Michael LaForge: Digital mapping system. Google, Fenwick & West, May 27, 2008: US07379811 (195 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Stephen Ma: Generating and serving tiles in a digital mapping system. Google, Fenwick & West, June 14, 2011: US07962281 (148 worldwide citation)

Digital tile-based mapping techniques are disclosed that enable efficient online serving of aesthetically pleasing maps. In one particular embodiment, an image tile-based digital mapping system is configured for generating map tiles during an offline session, and serving selected sets of those tiles ...


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Venkata N Padmanabhan: Landmark-based location of users. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, July 20, 2004: US06766245 (143 worldwide citation)

Humans identify location and directions based on visual cues, such as landmarks, rather than a precise coordinate grid. A database of landmarks can be used to determine the location of a user who can merely describe their location in the same manner they would to any human contact. The location of t ...


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Jeffrey Alan Millington: 3-dimensional intersection display for vehicle navigation system. Magellan DIS, Carlson Gaskey & Olds P C, August 26, 2003: US06611753 (130 worldwide citation)

A navigation system includes a display which provides a 3-D perspective view. The angle of viewing in the perspective view is increased based upon the complexity of the intersection being displayed. Intersections of increased complexity are displayed at an increased viewing angle to facilitate under ...


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Douglas R Sanqunetti: Implementing geo-fencing on mobile devices. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, April 13, 2004: US06721652 (122 worldwide citation)

A location of a vehicle is monitored using a predefined geo-fencing boundary within a coordinate system. An angle between a selected straight edge of the boundary and an axis of the coordinate system is determined, and the boundary is rotated by the angle such that the selected straight edge of the ...


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David W Taylor, Kevin C McCarthy, Niall R Lynam, Kenneth Schofield: Rearview assembly with display. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, May 4, 2010: US07711479 (111 worldwide citation)

A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a housing having an opening with curved edges, and a video display positioned in the housing. The video display may generate a display image that extends along and abuts at least a portion of the curved edges of the housing. The video display may be positio ...