Point of interest spatial rating search method and system

  • US 7,082,365 B2
  • Filed: 08/16/2002
  • Issued: 07/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A machine-readable medium containing executable programming instructions for causing a processor of a mobile device to perform a method of retrieving information associated to a point of interest, said mobile device having a user input and a display, said method comprising the step of:

  • retrieving, via a global positioning system, a real-time position information of the mobile device, said real-time position information indicating a real-time location of the mobile device;

    receiving a search criteria, said search criteria specifying one of a spatial distance from the real-time position of the mobile device and a pre-defined geographical area;

    retrieving, from a database, location information associated with at least one point of interest, said at least one point of interest being located within the spatial distance or geographical area specified in accordance with the search criteria;

    determining a distance between the real-time position and a location of the at least one point of interest; and

    displaying on said display the retrieved location information associated with the at least one point of interest and the determined distance between the real-time position of the mobile device and the location of the at least one point of interest.

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