Geographic data acquisition by user motivation

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8550909
APP PUB NO 20120315992A1
SERIAL NO

13157332

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Architecture that motivates and utilizes users as the means for capturing geographical data of a desired location. The architecture incentivizes users (e.g., large numbers of mobile-phone and mobile-computer users) to provide the data in the form of geolocation information trails and images captured by user devices. Thus, users take multiple pictures, for example, and can validate existing coverage of specific points of interest based on variable needs of the requestor. One motivational technique is by using augmented reality (AR) games, which include shooting targets associated with the point of interest (e.g., a street). Thus, the game can be designed for the data accumulation, which includes visual data. Additionally, the architecture can determine the areas or points of interest for validation and/or additional coverage by comparing live video data to an image database to decide of the need for update.

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30147

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beckman, Brian Newcastle, US 32 222
Gerson, Elad Seattle, US 9 39
Lahiani, Limor Tel Aviv, IL 9 82
Ofek, Eyal Redmond, US 141 1978
Omer, Ido Seattle, US 18 81

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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* 2012/0122,570 AUGMENTED REALITY GAMING EXPERIENCE 20 2010
* 2012/0069,131 Reality alternate 341 2011
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
* 2010/0279,776 Location-Based Mobile Gaming Application and Method for Implementing the Same Using a Scalable Tiered Geocast Protocol 37 2010
 
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
2006/0038,833 Portable augmented reality device and method 181 2004
 
IGT (1)
* 2009/0265,105 REAL-TIME NAVIGATION DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS 62 2008
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
2009/0167,787 AUGMENTED REALITY AND FILTERING 39 2007
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC. (1)
2010/0066,750 MOBILE VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM 27 2008
 
GTC POPLIO ASSOCIATES (1)
* 2009/0017,913 LOCATION-BASED MULTIPLAYER GAMING PLATFORM 118 2008
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (2)
2011/0065,496 AUGMENTED REALITY MECHANISM FOR WAGERING GAME SYSTEMS 20 2010
* 2012/0122,558 System and Method for Bonus Gaming Using a Mobile Device 17 2010
 
CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
2010/0045,701 AUTOMATIC MAPPING OF AUGMENTED REALITY FIDUCIALS 65 2009
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0098,056 INTUITIVE COMPUTING METHODS AND SYSTEMS 102 2010
 
HERE GLOBAL B.V. (1)
2010/0048,307 Geographic Data Collection Using Game Play 2 2009
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