Point on interest spatial rating search

  • US 7,321,826 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2006
  • Issued: 01/22/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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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 request, the search request requesting a search for a point of interest;

    displaying on the display a plurality of search methods;

    receiving an input designating one of said plurality of search methods;

    retrieving, from a database, location information associated with at least one point of interest, said at least one point of interest being located using the search method designated; and

    displaying on said display the retrieved location information associated with the at least one point of interest.

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