Method to provide ad hoc and password protected digital and voice networks

CAFC
  • US 9,445,251 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2015
  • Issued: 09/13/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/21/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • with a first device, receiving a message from a second device, wherein the message relates to joining a group;

    based on receiving the message from the second device, participating in the group, wherein participating in the group includes sending first location information to a server and receiving second location information from the server, the first location information comprising a location of the first device, the second location information comprising a plurality of locations of a respective plurality of second devices included in the group;

    presenting, via an interactive display of the first device, a first interactive, georeferenced map and a plurality of user-selectable symbols corresponding to the plurality of second devices, wherein the symbols are positioned on the first georeferenced map at respective positions corresponding to the locations of the second devices, and wherein the first georeferenced map includes data relating positions on the first georeferenced map to spatial coordinates;

    sending, from the first device to the server, a request for a second georeferenced map different from the first georeferenced map, wherein the request specifies a map location;

    receiving, from the server, the second georeferenced map, wherein the second georeferenced map includes the requested location and data relating positions on the second georeferenced map to spatial coordinates;

    presenting, via the interactive display of the first device, the second georeferenced map and the plurality of user-selectable symbols corresponding to the plurality of second devices, wherein the symbols are positioned on the second georeferenced map at respective positions corresponding to the locations of the second devices; and

    identifying user interaction with the interactive display selecting one or more of the user-selectable symbols corresponding to one or more of the second devices and positioned on the second georeferenced map and user interaction with the display specifying an action and, based thereon, using an Internet Protocol to send data to the one or more second devices via the server,wherein the first device does not have access to respective Internet Protocol addresses of the second devices.

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