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 LLCONE MICROSOFT WAY REDMOND WA 98052

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Couckuyt, Jeffrey D Bothell, US 23 532
Horvitz, Eric J Kirkland, US 311 18547
Li, Jin Sammamish, US 398 6864
Lombardi, Steve Seattle, US 16 807
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 163 3427
Paulin, Alan Kirkland, US 15 173
Qian, Zhenyu Cupertino, US 9 275
Schwartz, Joseph Redmond, US 36 1064
Swartz, Tanya Lisa New York, US 3 117
Wu, Xin Beijing, CN 68 494
Zhuge, Yue Bejing, CN 7 185

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