Method and apparatus for tracking vehicle location and computer aided dispatch

  • US 5,636,122 A
  • Filed: 05/17/1995
  • Issued: 06/03/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for computer aided dispatch comprising:

  • a plurality of mobile units, each of said plurality of mobile units comprising a navigation tracking device, said navigation tracking device comprising a radio;

    a data acquisition device operably coupled to said navigation tracking device, said data acquisition device being adapted to capture a first value and a second value from said navigation tracking device to define a mobile unit position;

    a mobile position database operably coupled to said data acquisition device, said mobile position database comprising said first value and said second value;

    a raster database, said raster database comprising a digitized representation of a raster map;

    a vector database comprising street information and vector text information to define said mobile unit position for each of said plurality of mobile units;

    a display comprising a first display segment and a second display segment, said first display segment comprising said digitized representation of said raster map and a plurality of user locatable marks, each of said plurality of user locatable marks representative of one of said plurality of mobile units at said mobile unit position, said second display segment comprising said vector text information for each of said plurality of mobile units; and

    a computer aided dispatch system operably coupled to said display;

    said computer aided dispatch system comprising order data from customers, a portion of said order data being transferred from said data acquisition device to said radio in one of said plurality of mobile units.

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