System and methods for remotely accessing a selected group of items of interest from a database

  • US 6,408,307 B1
  • Filed: 08/28/1997
  • Issued: 06/18/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for locating items of interest relative to a first location, comprising the steps of:

  • selecting the first location at a port situated at a second location;

    selecting, at the port, a category associated with the items of interest;

    communicating the first location and the category to a database that is connected to the port and that is not located at the second location; and

    receiving, at the port, information defining geographic locations of the items of interest, the information deriving from spatial detail within the database.

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