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, LLCREDMOND, WA30532

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 2064
Omer, Ido Seattle, US 18 82
Ramos, Gonzalo Bellevue, US 6 13
Wiley, John-Michael Redmond, US 4 115

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TOMTOM NORTH AMERICA INC. (1)
* 2012/0271,864 METHOD FOR ASSISTED ROAD EXTRAPOLATION FROM IMAGERY 2 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
2008/0120,026 LOOP-BASED ROUTE FINDING AND NAVIGATION 1 2006
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
7647341 Map editing-and-displaying apparatus, map managing system, map managing method, and map storing medium 2 2003
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (2)
* 2010/0179,755 MAP INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS 6 2007
* 2011/0276,263 MAP DISTRIBUTION SERVER, MAP INFORMATION TERMINAL, AND MAP DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM USING THESE MAP DISTRIBUTION SERVER AND MAP INFORMATION TERMINAL 26 2009
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (2)
* 7216034 System and method for an intelligent multi-modal user interface for route drawing 97 2003
* 2008/0109,158 Real time performance comparison 28 2006
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