Providing graphical location information for mobile resources using a data-enabled network

  • US 6,662,016 B1
  • Filed: 05/05/2000
  • Issued: 12/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for use in providing location information regarding mobile resources in a data enabled network, comprising the steps of:

  • providing a server node associated with at least one wireless communication network assisted location finding system;

    said server node being in selective communication with a client node via the data enabled network;

    receiving, at the server node, network location information regarding a mobile resource location, said network location information being obtained using said at least one network assisted location finding system, wherein said network location information is based on the location of said mobile resource in relation to at least one fixed ground-based wireless network structure having a known geographic location;

    accessing at the server node, geographical mapping information for an area including said mobile resource location;

    processing said network location information regarding said mobile resource location, at said server node, to generate marker information defining a graphical representation of said mobile resource location, wherein said marker information represents said network location information so as to permit graphical combination of said marker information with said mapping information;

    first transmitting in a first message set, said mapping information from said server node to said client node;

    second transmitting in a second message set, said marker information from said server node to said client node; and

    wherein said mapping information and said marker information can be combined at said client node to generate a graphical display indicating said mobile resource location.

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