Map editing with little user input

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9110921
APP PUB NO 20120331009A1
SERIAL NO

13165588

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A semi-automatic map editor may allow a user to add features to a map with a minimum of effort. In one example, a user may add a road to a map by indicating where the endpoints of the road are. A system may then attempt to fill in the path of the road using the user-provided endpoints, an analysis of an aerial or satellite photograph, existing maps that show the road, or any other appropriate information. Using this information, the system may display a proposed path for the road between the endpoints that the user has indicated. The user may then fine tune and/or confirm the proposed path, thereby adding the road to the map. In addition to roads, other feature such as bodies of water, ski trails, etc., may be added in this manner.

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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
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 159 2784
Omer, Ido Seattle, US 21 118
Ramos, Gonzalo Bellevue, US 6 24
Wiley, John-Michael Redmond, US 4 123

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