Map presentation on cellular device showing positions of multiple other wireless device users

  • US 10,200,811 B1
  • Filed: 02/09/2017
  • Issued: 02/05/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • at least one server;

    server-accessible memory to store an account for a first individual, the account having an associated list that identifies multiple users; and

    software responsive to a request from the first individual to obtain a map, to cause the at least one server to obtain a last known position for each one of the multiple users identified by the list, to plot the last known position of at least two of the multiple users on the map, and to transmit the map with plotted positions to the first individual;

    where the software is further to cause the at least one server toreceive and store in the server-accessible memory position information associated with cell phones of plural ones of the multiple users, dependent on global positioning system (GPS) information reported by each of the respective cell phones, in a manner not requiring concurrent voice communications, in order to obtain the last known position for each one of the multiple users,permit the first individual to change geography represented by the map,permit the first individual to change the geographic resolution represented by the map, andtransmit to the first individual a map representing the changed geography and changed geographic resolution with position plotted thereon of at least one of the multiple users whose position corresponds to the changed geography.

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