System and method for creating, storing and utilizing images of a geographic location

  • US 7,577,316 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2007
  • Issued: 08/18/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a system including an image source and a user terminal having a screen and an input device, a method for enabling visual navigation of a geographic area from the user terminal, the method comprising:

  • receiving a first user input specifying a first location in the geographic area;

    retrieving from the image source a first image associated with the first location, the image source providing a plurality of images depicting views of objects in the geographic area, the views being substantially elevations of the objects in the geographic area, wherein the images are associated with image frames acquired by an image recording device moving along a trajectory;

    displaying an icon associated with an object in the geographic area;

    receiving a user selection of the icon; and

    identifying a second location based on the user selection.

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