Mobile navigation system with graphic crime-risk display

  • US 8,290,705 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2008
  • Issued: 10/16/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A vehicular GPS device comprising:

  • a GPS receiver providing substantially real time location information related to a position of the vehicle holding the GPS receiver;

    a graphics display;

    an electronic memory storing;

    (i) a street map; and

    (ii) crime data linked to locations;

    a computer executing a stored program and communicating with the GPS receiver, the graphics display, and the electronic memory to;

    (i) generate a dynamic display of a street map following the position of the vehicle; and

    (ii) generate multiple shaded zones in the dynamic display of the street map, the multiple shaded zones depicting the crime data in the locations of the shaded zones;

    wherein the crime data is further linked to time of day and wherein the multiple shaded zones depict the crime data only for a current predetermined time range.

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