Landmark-based routing

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7912637
APP PUB NO 20080319659A1
SERIAL NO

11767921

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Driving directions can be helpful if in addition to spatial information, landmark information is provided. Landmarks assist in adding context to directions as well as allowing for a greater likelihood of success of an operator following directions. There can be employment of physical identification of landmarks as well as processing regarding the utility of a landmark in regards to driving directions. Driving directions can be highly useful if integrated landmarks relate to knowledge possessed by an operator of a vehicle. Landmark based driving direction can be integrated with advertisements that relate to the directions.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA29912

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Couckuyt, Jeffrey D Bothell, US 23 318
Horvitz, Eric J Kirkland, US 305 13121
Li, Jin Sammamish, US 353 4249
Lombardi, Steve Seattle, US 14 601
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 1986
Paulin, Alan Kirkland, US 9 114
Qian, Zhenyu Cupertino, US 9 201
Schwartz, Joseph Redmond, US 30 828
Swartz, Tanya Lisa New York, US 3 85
Wu, Xin Beijing, CN 55 281
Zhuge, Yue Bejing, CN 7 129

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