Mobile terminal and method for displaying an image in a mobile terminal

  • US 9,026,947 B2
  • Filed: 01/26/2011
  • Issued: 05/05/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile terminal comprising:

  • a camera module for capturing an image;

    a display unit for displaying the captured image and a first viewpoint indicator on the captured image, the first viewpoint indicator displayed at a first point corresponding to first information and indicating a direction, the first information indicating a current location of the mobile terminal; and

    a controller configured to;

    control the display unit to shift the display of the first viewpoint indicator to a second point corresponding to a shift command signal;

    in response to detecting the shift command signal, divide a screen of the display unit into a first region and a second region;

    simultaneously display, in the first region, the first viewpoint indicator at the first point on the captured image and, in the second region, second information regarding at least one entity oriented about the mobile terminal along a direction indicated by the shifted first viewpoint indicator; and

    when either the first region or the second region is selected, control the display unit to fully display the selected region,wherein the second information comprises a virtual image taken at a geographical location corresponding to the shifted first viewpoint indicator and a second viewpoint indicator displayed on the virtual image, the second viewpoint indicator displayed at the second point, andwherein the second viewpoint indicator comprises a first zone indicating a radius of the virtual image and a second zone indicating a shifted distance from the first point.

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