OBLIQUE DISPLAY WITH ADDITIONAL DETAIL

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20100085350A1
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12244435

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A method and system of creating an oblique display with additional detail such as texture and labels is disclosed. The footprint of objects on the image on a digital elevation map may be determined and an outline of the objects may be determined by creating object polygons that outline the bounds of the objects. The objects that are visible in the image and the objects that are occluded are determined using the footprint of the objects and the object polygons. The occluded object sections may be displayed in a modified form as part of the occluding object. Label display locations may be evaluated for objects to determine an optimal label display location based on a label criteria function and labels may be added to the objects in the image at the optimal label display location.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30532

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kimchi, Gur Bellevue, US 102 2621
Mishra, Pragyana K Kirkland, US 28 106
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2056

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BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
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KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY (1)
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AGFA HEALTHCARE INC. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (1)
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PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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