Position-based information access device and method of searching

  • US 9,002,371 B1
  • Filed: 08/23/2012
  • Issued: 04/07/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/29/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of retrieving location-centric information, comprising:

  • providing information from a handheld wireless device to an information system located remote from the handheld wireless device, the information related to a geographic position of said handheld wireless device, said information system including information associated with a plurality of landmarks for sale;

    receiving at said handheld wireless device from said information system data associated with a plurality of icons, each icon from the plurality of icons being configured to initiate a search for a landmark for sale from the plurality of landmarks for sale within a predetermined radial distance from the geographic position of said handheld wireless device;

    receiving at said handheld wireless device location-centric information from said information system, said location-centric information related to a landmark for sale located proximate to said geographic position of said handheld wireless device within the predetermined radial distance, said location-centric attribute information including indicia of a plurality of features related to said landmark for sale;

    sending to said information system from said handheld wireless device a selection of a feature from said plurality of features; and

    after sending the selection, receiving at said handheld wireless device location-centric detailed feature information related to said selected feature.

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