Integrated information processing system for geospatial media

  • US 6,681,231 B1
  • Filed: 07/26/2000
  • Issued: 01/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An integrated information processing system for geospatial information processing, said integrated processing system comprising:

  • scheduling means for scheduling requests for acquisition of geospatial data, said geospatial data including visual, audio, textual, and geospatial information;

    acquisition means for acquiring geospatial data, said acquisition means comprising;

    encoding means for encoding geospatial data onto a data segment of a video frame at a time of geospatial data acquisition;

    capturing means having a geospatial receiver interconnected with a focus element at a first location, said capturing means being configured for capturing information of an entity at a second location, and geospatially referencing the second location to the first location in accordance with a focus ratio of the focus element and geospatial data associated with the geospatial receiver; and

    converting means for converting global positioning system coordinates in latitude and longitude format or decimal equivalent format and additional spatial information into a single concatenated numeric geospatial data format or an encapsulated object class for encoding onto a video frame at a time of media acquisition;

    production means for producing integrated geospatial datasets; and

    distribution means for distributing geospatial datasets;

    wherein said scheduling, acquisition, production, and distribution means are interconnected via an information network.

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