Method for distributing location-relevant information using a network

  • US 6,529,159 B1
  • Filed: 03/08/2000
  • Issued: 03/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/28/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A locating system receiving positional information from a mobile unit via a data network, comprising a data processing station connected to a data network accessible by said mobile unit using a wireless communication network through a gateway bridging said data network and said wireless communication network, said data processing station having a database including location references, wherein when said data processing station receives said positional information, said data processing station computes a measured position for said mobile unit, stores said measured position of said mobile unit in said database, associates said measured position of said mobile unit with a location reference in said database, creates from said location reference a second location reference embedded therein a marker indicating said measured position of said mobile unit, and provides, through said data network, said second location reference for display.

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