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20080261627Legacy cellular device with upgraded GIS functionality - Embodiments of the present invention recite a method for implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data collection utilizing a legacy electronic device. In one embodiment, a GIS data collector application is installed upon a legacy electronic device which is not originally intended to be used as a GIS data recording device. The method further comprises selecting a data dictionary comprising at least one desired GIS feature type which was not originally intended for use by the legacy electronic device based upon an assigned membership of the legacy electronic device to a workgroup. The method further comprises sending the data dictionary to the legacy electronic device via a wireless communication network.10-23-2008
20120184305Sensory Enhancement Systems and Methods in Personal Electronic Devices - Disclosed are personal electronic devices (PEDs) having a sensory enhancement (SE) system for monitoring environmental conditions and detecting environmental events, for example but not limited to, changes in acoustic, thermal, optical, electromagnetic, chemical, dynamic, wireless, atmospheric, or biometric conditions. The detection of such events can be used to invoke a notification, an alert, a corrective action, or some other action, depending upon the implementation to the PED user or another party.07-19-2012
20120184304SMART PHONE CROWD ENHANCEMENT - A system for displaying information on multiple mobile devices whereby the information displayed for each device is determined by the device's physical location in relation to other devices physical locations. The information may be graphic, text, numerical or audible.07-19-2012
20090191901Electronic navigation system and method - The invention provides a system for providing geographic information. The system includes a mobile unit having a first geographic database and a base unit having a second geographic database that is more up-to-date than the first geographic database. The base unit receives a request from a mobile unit for updated geographic data. The base unit identifies a portion of the second geographic database that corresponds to the request and provides a response to the mobile unit comprising the identified portion of the second geographic database.07-30-2009
20120244889MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD - According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a communication unit, and a control unit. The communication unit communicates with a server that causes a terminal to display a virtual object associated with position information in such a way that the virtual object is superimposed on an image captured by the terminal. When a position of the mobile electronic device changes, the control unit generates mark information based on the changed position. The control unit causes the communication unit to transmit the generated mark information, as the position information, to the server.09-27-2012
20120244888TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ZONE-BASED SERVICE OUTSIDE OF SERVICE ZONE - Disclosed is a terminal comprising a memory; a display; and a controller configured to: store log information for a service provided within a service zone in the memory; extract connection information corresponding to the service from the log information if an input requesting for the service is received outside the service zone; and display the connection information extracted from the log information on the display.09-27-2012
20130029696LOCATION BASED SYSTEM WITH CONTEXTUAL LOCATOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - A method of operation of a location based system includes: detecting an event representing a gathering of event participants; establishing a geofence associated with the event; and identifying a matching target from the event participants located within the geofence during the search time window for displaying on a device.01-31-2013
20130040665AUTOMATIC POSITION INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING WIRELESS DATA NETWORK - Disclosed are an automatic position information transmission system and a method using a wireless data network capable of improving convenience of search by registering icons associated with keywords on search screens of corresponding mobile phones and registering icons representing a search position range on the search screens while improving convenience of use by automatically transmitting position information regarding the corresponding mobile phones during a call attempt to a pre-authorized specific mobile phone through a wireless Internet network and automatically transmitting the position information regarding the corresponding mobile phones for each predetermined period or at the time of a call connection failure. The automatic position information transmission system and the method using the wireless data network can automatically transmit the moving routes or positions of children to the mobile phones of a parent as being previously set without performing the separate operations on the mobile phones.02-14-2013
20100105418Geographic database including data indicating wireless coverage and method and system for use thereof - Wireless coverage data are associated with a geographic database that contains data that represent a road network in a geographic region. The wireless coverage data indicate areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services provider are available wirelessly, or conversely, areas within the geographic region in which navigation-related services or data from a navigation services provider are not available wirelessly. An end user obtains the wireless coverage data. The wireless coverage data are used to indicate to the end user areas in which navigation-related services or data from the navigation services provider are available wirelessly or areas in which navigation-related services or data from the navigation services provider are not available wirelessly. The wireless coverage data may also be used to warn the end user when he/she is leaving an area in which navigation-related services or data from the navigation services provider are available wirelessly. Data for uncovered areas can be downloaded to an end user's computing platform while the end user is still within an area in which navigation-related data from the navigation services provider are available wirelessly.04-29-2010
20100099438MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL EQUIPPED WITH FUNCTION OF INDICATING DIRECTION OF DESTINATION AND METHOD OF INDICATING DIRECTION OF DESTINATION - A method for indicating a direction of a destination in a mobile communication terminal includes: receiving network identification information from a mobile communication network that is currently accessed; reading current location and declination information corresponding to the network identification information from a mobile communication network information table; obtaining true north information by using the declination information to correct magnetic north information of a current location measured with a geomagnetic sensor; obtaining direction information of the destination from the current location information on the basis of the true north information; and displaying the direction information of the destination.04-22-2010
20110065459CONTENT TRANSFER INVOLVING A GESTURE - Content transfer involving a gesture is described. In an implementation, a method is implemented by a mobile communications device that includes recognizing a gesture input via a touchscreen of the mobile communications device that is indicative of a direction, the touchscreen including a display of content. One or more other mobile communications devices are located that are positioned, approximately, along the indicated direction of the gesture. A communication is formed to transfer the content to the located one or more other mobile communications devices.03-17-2011
20130065616INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL, SERVER, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A task management system includes a game terminal and a server. The game terminal acknowledges user designation of whether positional information indicating a position arbitrarily designated by a user on a map of a scale displayed on the terminal or positional information indicating the current position of the terminal should be added to data that should be stored in the server along with the positional information. The game terminal transmits the data to which user designated positional information is added to the server. The server stores the data transmitted from the game terminal along with the positional information.03-14-2013
20110021214PORTABLE TELEPHONE INFORMATION VISUALIZING DEVICE, PORTABLE TELEPHONE INFORMATION VISUALIZING SYSTEM, AND PORTABLE TELEPHONE INFORMATION VISUALIZING METHOD FOR USE IN THE PORTABLE TELEPHONE INFORMATION VISUALIZING DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A portable telephone information visualizing device (server device 01-27-2011
20090233629Mobile social network for facilitating GPS based services - Using a map displaying one or more mobile devices based on their current locations, a user of a mobile social networking server selects one or more of his friends, from one of a plurality of friend lists supported, to communicate collectively and share information collectively. For example, by selecting one or more of his friends from one of the friends lists, the user can communicate a recorded message, initiate a conference call, send a task list, retrieve information from their mobile devices, send notifications, etc. If the user of a first mobile device accesses the mobile social networking server using the first mobile device, that user can select one or more friends (from a selected current list) and access their blogs and review their data.09-17-2009
20100087209Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Providing Access to a Media Item Based at Least in Part on a Route - An apparatus for providing access to a media item based at least in part on a route may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive a start location of a mobile device. The processor may be further configured to receive a route. In this regard, the route may have been determined based at least in part on points of interest and the start location. The processor may be further configured to provide for access to a media item if a current location of the mobile device remains on the route. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided.04-08-2010
20130165159Computational Systems and Methods for Locating a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting a mobile device location query using digital signal processing and presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on receiving the location query. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for accepting a mobile device location query using digital signal processing and means for presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on receiving the location query.06-27-2013
20130165160Computational Systems and Methods for Locating a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are described relating to determining a specified time period of non-movement in a mobile device and presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on the specified time period of non-movement. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for determining a specified time period of non-movement in a mobile device and means for presenting an indication of location of the mobile device at least partially based on the specified time period of non-movement.06-27-2013
20130165161Computational Systems and Methods for Locating a Mobile Device - Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of an inertial impact associated with at least one mobile device; and presenting an indication of location of the at least one mobile device at least partially based on accepting the indication of the inertial impact associated with the at least one mobile device. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for accepting an indication of an inertial impact associated with at least one mobile device; and means for presenting an indication of location of the at least one mobile device at least partially based on accepting the indication of the inertial impact associated with the at least one mobile device.06-27-2013
20130165162PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH A POSITION AUTOMATIC INFORMING FUNCTION - In a portable terminal with a position automatic informing function capable of showing a position information of itself to the other portable terminals, characterized in that information included in a received mail is collated with previously registered information and that a possibility of showing the position information is controlled based on a result of the collation. The portable terminal with a position automatic informing function is, if necessary, capable of informing a position of itself without troublesome while protecting privacy for a position of the portable terminal.06-27-2013
20130165163Method of configuring device performance and device location to perform a task - A configuration device for configuring a wireless device within a wireless cell can include a receiving unit configured to receive a request message from a wireless device within a wireless cell. In addition, the configuration device can include a first processing unit configured to determine location information of the wireless device, and a second processing unit configured to determine a communication capacity of the wireless device, and to estimate a communication requirement based on the request message. Furthermore, the configuration device can have a transmitting unit configured to transmit optimal information to the wireless device with respect to the request message.06-27-2013
20110300883MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and an operating method thereof are provided. The operating method includes during the transmission or reception of a communication event between the mobile terminal and a counterpart mobile terminal, obtaining location information of the counterpart mobile terminal; obtaining a map of a first region corresponding to the location information of the counterpart mobile terminal; and displaying at least part of the map of the first region on a display screen indicating that the transmission or reception of the communication event is in progress. Therefore, it is possible for a user to easily identify the location of the counterpart mobile terminal from, for example, a ‘call waiting’ or ‘call connected’ screen, during the transmission or reception of the communication event.12-08-2011
20120015675NETWORK SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM - A communication terminal includes: a communication unit; a memory; a first obtaining unit for obtaining first data; and a first control unit for detecting, using the communication unit, whether the communication terminal is in a first state in which the communication terminal can exchange the first data with another terminal or in a second state in which the communication terminal cannot exchange the first data with another terminal, thereby storing a part of the first data obtained during the second state in the memory as second data, and for transmitting the second data to another terminal when a transition from the second state to the first state occurs.01-19-2012
20090286557LOCATION BASED REMINDERS - Location based reminders are described. A mobile computing device may comprise a location based reminder application to set a target location for a reminder item. The location based reminder application may provide a location based reminder for the reminder item when a current location matches the target location. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.11-19-2009
20100035637DISPLAYING IMAGE DATA AND GEOGRAPHIC ELEMENT DATA - A mobile computing device includes a housing, a camera, a display, a memory, and a processing circuit. The housing is configured to be carried by a user while in use. The camera is configured to output image data. The memory is configured to store geographic element data representing one or more geographic elements. The processing circuit is configured to receive the geographic element data for the plurality of geographic elements. The processing circuit is configured to determine a camera orientation. The processing circuit is configured to concurrently display the image data and geographic element data for the plurality of geographic elements on the display.02-11-2010
20080268876Method, Device, Mobile Terminal, and Computer Program Product for a Point of Interest Based Scheme for Improving Mobile Visual Searching Functionalities - Systems, methods, devices and computer program products which relate to utilizing a camera of a mobile terminal as a user interface for search applications and online services to perform visual searching are provided. The system consists of an apparatus that includes a processor that is configured to capture an image of one or more objects and analyze data of the image to identify an object(s) of the image. The processor is further configured to receive information that is associated with at least one object of the images and display the information that is associated with the image. In this regard, the apparatus is able to simplify access to location based services and improve a user's experience. The processor of the apparatus is configured to combine results of robust visual searches with online information resources to enhance location based services.10-30-2008
20100099437Mobile Service For Keeping Track Of Competitors During A Race - The invention relates to an application server for use in a mobile communication network, the application server being arranged for: —receiving position information on positions of a first mobile terminal; —calculating a distance traveled since a starting time for the first mobile terminal; —comparing the distance traveled with a distance traveled by a competitor to render a relative distance; —sending feedback information to the first mobile terminal relating to the relative distance. The competitor can be based on a real participant that has done the race before (in theory the end-user itself) or a fictitious opponent that was selected on criteria like average speed. The system can be used during races and may provide information to participants, spectators and officials via bill-boards and/or voice messages and/or SMS messages.04-22-2010
20100137006COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH VEHICLE INTERFACE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A communication device includes a wireless telephony transceiver for communicating first data with a wireless telephony network. A millimeter wave transceiver communicates second data with a vehicle via a millimeter wave communication path. A processing module executes a plurality of applications including a wireless telephony application that is based on the communication of the first data, and a vehicle interface application that is based on the second data.06-03-2010
20090117921SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION WHEN MONITORING LOCATION INFORMATION - A personalized format webpage is generated to monitor location information. A graphical mapping module is disclosed to provide mapping tiles from multiple mapping service providers in response to user request for location information of a tracking device associated with an object or an individual. A wizard menu enables the user to reorient an initial request for mapping tiles in a different layout or view format without requiring additional access to a mapping service provider website. Alert messages associated with the tracking device are generated in accordance with selected alert zones. Dashboard management tools may be included or associated with a software file readily accessible and functionally equipped to interpret user requests for mapping reorientation and zoom capabilities.05-07-2009
20120142379MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a position location module, a wireless communication unit, a user input unit, and a controller. The controller is configured to obtain first position information via the position location module in response to a first command received via the user input unit, receive second position information via the wireless communication unit, wherein the second position information relates to a geographical location of the external device, identify a relative distance between the mobile terminal and the external device using the first position information and the second position information, and perform an interlock function at the mobile terminal in response to a second command received via the user input unit if the relative distance between the mobile terminal and the external device is less than a threshold distance, where the interlock function restricts the mobile terminal from performing a function.06-07-2012
20110207480Shared Image Database With Geographic Navigation - There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured. A search engine for the image database is configured to accept geographic coordinates as a search criterion for locating at least one captured image stored in the shared image database. The images having location coordinates within a predefined range of geographic coordinates is displayed to the user.08-25-2011
20100004004System and Method for Matching User Preferences to Places of Interest - A system and method is provided for presenting points-of-interest (POI) content data on a mobile device. Software instructions are stored in the memory of the mobile device and are executed by the processor. The instructions enable the mobile device to display a list of POI categories for acceptance by a user. The category may be further divided into subcategories that are also displayed for user selection. The current position of the mobile device is requested from a location service provider or provided by the user. The current position and selected category and subcategory are formulated into a request for POI content data. The request is sent to selected POI content service providers whose service offerings include providing POI content data for the category/subcategory and current location. The POI content data received from the selected POI content service providers is displayed on the mobile device.01-07-2010
20090082040Method and Apparatus For Cellular Telephone Based Asset Tracking - An invention is provided for affording cellular telephone based asset tracking. Embodiments of the present invention establish a connection between a cellular telephone and an asset tracking device via a cellular telephone network. Positional data for the asset tracking device is provided to the cellular telephone via the asset telephone network, and positional data for the cellular telephone is determined. Once positional data for the asset tracking device and positional data for the cellular telephone are determined, asset indicia and cellular telephone indicia are displayed on a display of the cellular telephone. The asset indicia indicate a current position of the asset tracking device and the cellular telephone indicia indicate a current position of the cellular telephone.03-26-2009
20120077524METHOD, SYSTEM, AND SOFTWARE FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY FOCUSED NETWORK ADVERTISING - A software based system and method of displaying location based information from an information site on a network by determining location data of a user of the location based information on the network. The location based information is generated based on the determined location data of the user; and generated location based information is provided to the user over the network.03-29-2012
20090253442METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING TIME-AND LOCATION-RELEVANT ADVERTISEMENTS - A method and system for selecting relevant advertisements on a mobile device for a user. The advertisements are selected, in part, based on a user's physical location and a local time. Other criteria may also be used, such as past behaviors, user preferences, currently viewed content, and other criteria. Furthermore, a method and system calculates an itinerary for visiting a set of events, each event associated with a location and a time window. The itinerary is calculated to allow the user to arrive at each location within the time window. Upon user request, the method will also provide turn-by-turns in following the itinerary.10-08-2009
20100151887Mobile handset proximity social networking - A system and method which allows for a more direct form of presenting useful information to a mobile handset user is disclosed. More specifically a method to facilitate social networking activated by the relative proximity of one mobile handset user to another that alerts mobile users when friends or co-workers are within a given proximity is disclosed.06-17-2010
20090054086TERMINAL HAVING FUNCTION FOR MANAGING POSITION INFORMATION AND PROGRAM RECORDED MEDIUM - A wireless communication terminal having a wireless communication unit and a display is able to receive location information about the position of the terminal, remote terminal s, and at least one third location. The terminal obtains route information from the terminal to the at least one third location, from the terminal to the remote terminals, and from the remote terminals to the at least one third location, and displays travel routes between the locations. The terminal also obtains travel information comprising speed, estimated travel time, and travel direction from the terminal and the remote terminals, and displays travel progress of the terminal and the remote terminals.02-26-2009
20090047979Systems, devices and methods for location determination - A method and system for location determination of a multi-mode device using a plurality of GPS fixation processes, each fixation process using a different mode (e.g. Cell-ID, MS-Assist, and MS-based) of the device is provided. The invention relates to methods for quickly obtaining and displaying geographic location of a mobile device on its display. These methods can be performed by applying successive fixation steps as outline herein.02-19-2009
20130122942SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION SERVICE USING MOBILE CODE - An apparatus and method for providing a location information service using a mobile code in a Mobile Station (MS) are provided. The method includes obtaining a mobile code scanned by an input device of the MS; acquiring location information if the location information is included in the obtained mobile code; matching coordinates of the acquired location information on a first cyber map in the MS if cyber map information corresponding to the coordinates of the acquired location information is included in the first cyber map in the MS; and if the cyber map information corresponding to the coordinates of the acquired location information is not included in the first cyber map in the MS, updating the first cyber map with cyber map information corresponding to coordinates of corresponding location information obtained from a second cyber map in a server and matching the acquired location information on the updated first cyber map.05-16-2013
20100216492EMPLOYMENT OF A TEXT MESSAGE BY A USER OF A FIRST MOBILE TELEPHONE TO INVOKE A PROCESS THAT PROVIDES INFORMATION TO A USER OF A SECOND MOBILE TELEPHONE - There is provided a method that includes (a) receiving a text message that was sent from a first user device via a communications network, (b) detecting a text string in the text message, (c) executing a process, in response to detecting the text string, wherein the executing yields a result, and (d) sending the result to a second user device via the communications network. In an exemplary embodiment, a user of a first mobile telephone uses an SMS message to invoke a process that provides, to a user of a second mobile telephone, a map that shows a location of the first mobile telephone.08-26-2010
20100279713METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION SHARING AS A FUNCTION OF TIME AND LOCATION - Provided is a method and apparatus for location sharing as a function of time and location. Privacy can be a concern when providing location information. Existing rules for location sharing are typically limited to either allowing or not allowing a user to obtain location information. In accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure, location sharing for a mobile device can be limited based on time and location of the mobile device. For example, location information of the mobile device might be provided to another device only during regular business hours when the mobile device is in a vicinity of an office site. Thus, the mobile device does not share its location information with the other device outside of business hours or when the mobile device is not in the vicinity of the office site.11-04-2010
20130137467MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LOCATION OF MOBILE DEVICE - A method for determining a location of a mobile device, an address signal is received from a signal generator. The method transforms the address signal into a frequency domain signal, determines a maximum energy value of the frequency domain signal, determines a virtual address according to a frequency value corresponding to the maximum energy value, and sends the virtual address to a server. The method further receives location information of the mobile device corresponding to the virtual address from the server, and displays the location information on a display device of the mobile device.05-30-2013
20130137468INTEGRATING POSITION INFORMATION INTO A HANDHELD TOOL - A method for integrating position information is disclosed. In one embodiment, the position data of an object embedded in a material at a worksite is recorded. The position data is used to update a record showing the position of the object as an embedded object. The position of the embedded object is displayed at a handheld tool.05-30-2013
20090036148MAPPING AN EVENT LOCATION VIA A CALENDAR APPLICATION - A method of mapping a location of an event that is scheduled in a calendar application includes steps of identifying a contact associated with the event, determining address information associated with the contact, obtaining map data for the address information, and generating a map of the location associated with the contact based on the map data. Meeting or event locations can thus be mapped even if there is no event location or address information specified directly in the meeting request or appointment.02-05-2009
20110117938METHOD FOR PROVIDING POSITION INFORMATION USING TIME PERIOD - A method for providing position information and identifying positions of others, using an electronic apparatus, includes detecting first position information regarding a current position of the electronic apparatus, transmitting a position inquiry request and information regarding a predetermined time period to an external apparatus, receiving second position information regarding a position of the external apparatus from the external apparatus for the predetermined time period, and displaying positions of the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus on a screen using the first position information and the second position information.05-19-2011
20110244892PICO BASE STATION LOCATION AND ANALYSIS USING MOBILE DEVICES - A base station analysis system and method that may employ commercially-available mobile device platforms is disclosed. The base station analysis application enables a service technician to locate nearby base stations in the field, determine which base stations are functioning properly, and retrieve information associated with the base stations. The mobile device displays nearby base stations on a street map relative to the location of the mobile device in an embodiment. The mobile device preferably displays the spatially-varying signal strength for the active base stations to enable the service technician to locate dead spots in the coverage. The mobile device displays a reality augmented view having graphical icons which represent base stations embedded within a street-view image obtained by the mobile device camera in a preferred embodiment. When a service technician selects a base station icon, installation information describing the base station is provided.10-06-2011
20090215471LOCATION BASED OBJECT TRACKING - A user of a mobile device is able to display information about objects in the surrounding environment and to optionally interact with those objects. The information may be displayed as a graphical overlay on top of a real-time display of imagery from a camera in the mobile device with the overlay indexed to the real-time display. The graphical overlay may include positional information about an external object and may include navigational information intended to assist the user in moving to the object's location. There may also be a graphical user interface which allows the user to utilize the mobile device to interact with an external object.08-27-2009
20100062794SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FRIEND'S LOCATION INFORMATION - A system and method of providing friend location information is provided. More particularly, when a friend appears in a region desired by a user, it is possible to track a travel route of the friend and display for the user a map where the travel route is marked and thereby enable the user to understand preferred places of the friend.03-11-2010
20110081922METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION BASED SERVICES USING CONNECTIVITY GRAPHS BASED ON CELL BROADCAST INFORMATION - An approach is provided for providing location based services using connectivity graphs based on cell broadcast information. A plurality of cell broadcast message identifiers are caused to be received. Cell broadcast message identifiers are respectively associated with a plurality of cells. A connectivity graph specifying relationships among the cells is generated for providing a location based service.04-07-2011
20130012242GEO-SPATIAL VISUALIZATION AND AWARENESS OF EVENTS - The present invention relates to geospatial visualization of events. A visualization platform may serve as a middleware system that provides real-time access to disparate hardware, software, and databases and provides visualization of data from these systems. The visualization platform may be accessed and utilized from a variety of mobile devices. Data may be fed from systems into the visualization platform via portals based on a data catalog interface. In other embodiments, the platform provides access to externally referenced documentation and visual resources and links this information with geographic resources. In other embodiments, a platform allows users to submit content related to an event and/or collaborate around an event. The content may be organized, such as by predefined or ad hoc categories, location, date, time, etc. In another embodiment, the present disclosure allows for a platform that integrates 3-D mapping with geo-referenced videos and images through a web interface.01-10-2013
20110081923DEVICE MOVEMENT USER INTERFACE GESTURES FOR FILE SHARING FUNCTIONALITY - Methods and devices provide a gesture activated file sharing functionality enabling users to share files with other nearby computing devices. The file sharing functionality may include establishing wireless links with nearby devices and determine their relative locations. The computing device may detect a file sharing motion of the computing device from accelerometers and transmit files to or request files from a nearby device in response. Base on motion parameters, e.g., direction, speed and/or shape, the computing device may identify a targeted device to which a file may be transmitted or from which a file may be requested. The computing device may request user verification of the identified device and send a request to transmit files to the targeted device. The computing devices may transmit files using networks and addresses provided over the device-to-device communication links.04-07-2011
20100004005NOTIFICATION ON MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON LOCATION OF OTHER MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile computing device comprises a user input device, an output device, a memory configured to store data and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive user input from the user input device indicative of a request to associate the stored data with a second mobile computing device, to receive an indication that the second mobile computing device is proximate to the mobile computing device, and to provide a notification to the user via the output device based on the indication.01-07-2010
20120202530Method and System for Dynamic Estimation and Predictive Route Generation - The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for dynamic route estimation and prediction using discrete sampled location updates from various mobile devices for the purpose of providing a graphical representation of a mobile device's route along a known network path of map data. The embodiments also provide supplemental route metrics, such as traveled distance, elapsed time, etc., and the capability to assign destination points for the purpose of providing the ability to modify location update points in an application, such as a route planner, and/or to store the dynamically generated route based on various preferences for later retrieval.08-09-2012
20110177832Adaptive Location Determination - Methods, program products, and systems for adaptive location determination are described. A server computer can receive location information from location-aware mobile devices (e.g., GPS-enabled devices) located in a cell of a cellular communications network. The server computer can calculate an average geographic location using the received locations and distance between each location and the calculated average. The server computer can exclude locations that are sufficiently far away from the average. The server computer can repeat the calculation and exclusion until a level of precision is achieved for the average geographic location. The average geographic location and an error margin can be associated with the cell. The server computer can provide the average geographic location and the error margin to a mobile device (e.g., a non-GPS-enabled device) that is in the cell. The mobile device can display the information on a map display of the mobile device.07-21-2011
20110177831DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE USING A LOCATION DATABASE - Methods, program products, and systems for determining a location of a mobile device using a location database are described. The mobile device can host the location database, which can store locations associated with access points. The locations can be distributed in a group of cells of a geographic grid. When the mobile device moves and connects to an access point associated with a location that is outside the group of cells, the mobile device can request an update of the location database. The mobile device can calculate a current location of the mobile device using current access points that are within a communication range of the mobile device by performing a lookup in the location database using identifiers of the current access points. The mobile device can calculate the current location using the locations corresponding to the current access points in the location database.07-21-2011
20120202531LOCATION DETERMINATION AND GUIDANCE USING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION - A method and system for location determination and guidance using radio frequency identification (RFID) are disclosed. A location of a mobile RFID reader can be determined by detecting stationary RFID tags located at fixed locations. Each RFID tag stores location information associated with its position as well as location information of at least one other RFID tag. The location information stored by each RFID tag can be used to direct a user from one RFID tag to another. Thus, RFID technology is also used to guide mobile RFID reader between the fixed locations of the stationary RFID tags.08-09-2012
20120122494METHOD FOR CO-LOCATION OF CALLER AND RECEIVER DURING A CALL ON A CELLULAR OR WIRELESS NETWORK - The present invention provides a method to enable a “caller,” while calling at least one call “receiver”, on a handheld device, or any communication device, to communicate the physical location of the caller and receiver, at a given moment. The method comprises: the caller calling at least one receiver; the caller sending each of the at least one receiver a request to authorize to see the other parties location on the map; receiving an approval; and showing the location of the at least one receiver as well as the caller on a digital map on the screens of the caller and said at least one receiver.05-17-2012
20110053615MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a user input unit configured to receive user-inputs; a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; at least one camera configured to capture images; a touchscreen configured to display a camera preview image captured by the camera; a position-location processor configured to obtain information on a current position of the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to search for textual object information corresponding to an object within the camera preview image based on the current position of the mobile terminal, to control the camera to photograph the camera preview image and to store the photographed camera preview image as a picture file, to output query information to query whether the searched textual object information is to be stored together with the picture file, and to store the picture file with or without the searched textual object information based on an answer to the output query information.03-03-2011
20120309434Application Adaptive Mobile Terminal - A user interface is presented for mobile devices that provides for efficient and logical movement between applications on the mobile device. Multiple applications may be used simultaneously and interactively. Such uses and data are stored on the device and re-presented to the user at subsequent uses to provide efficiencies in commonly used functions, applications, and contacts.12-06-2012
20120309433METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING HOME SCREEN IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method for displaying a home screen in a mobile terminal includes determining a location of the mobile terminal, determining a screen associated with the determined location among multiple screens; and setting the screen associated with the determined location as a home screen.12-06-2012
20110201360METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PHYSICAL MAP-ASSISTED WIRELESS ACCESS POINT LOCATING - A mobile device receives a server-assisted location for a wireless access point, either a WiFi access point or a Bluetooth access point, from a remote location server comprising a reference database. The received server-assisted location is refined using a physical map or image. The mobile device is operable to acquire the physical map or image for a map-assisted location for the wireless access point. The mobile device compares the two locations to generate a valid location for the wireless access point. In instances where the two locations are consistent, the mobile device utilizes one of the two locations as the valid location for the wireless access point. Otherwise, the mobile device refines the server-assisted location utilizing the map-assisted location. The resulting refined server-assisted location is utilized as the valid location for the wireless access point and is transmitted to the remote location server to refine the reference database.08-18-2011
20100022255Systems and methods for location and movement tracking using GPS enabled cell phones - A system of tracking location and movement of geographically dispersed entities with a cell phone with a GPS function, has a slave agent operable in the phone that collects location data from the GPS function and periodically sends a time and location data record to a master cell phone using prior art wireless network. The master cell phone has a master agent operable in the master cell phone that receives and saves the location data record, and plots and displays a location plot of each of the entity, enabling the master cell phone to track and display location and movement data of a plurality of entity cell phones that are geographically dispersed. The system requires the entity phone to be attached to or in possession of each of the entities.01-28-2010
20120302264COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - According to an aspect, a communication system includes at least one mobile communication device, at least one movable communication device, and a server. The mobile communication device includes: a first position information obtaining unit for obtaining position information of the mobile communication device; and a first communication unit for communicating with another communication device. The movable communication device includes: a second position information obtaining unit for obtaining position information of the movable communication device; and a second communication unit for communicating with another communication device. The server stores the position information through communication with the mobile communication device and the movable communication device, and transmits the stored position information to at least one of the mobile communication device and the movable communication device.11-29-2012
20100159958POST-DEPLOYMENT CALIBRATION FOR WIRELESS POSITION DETERMINATION - Methods and apparatuses are directed to calibrating a misconfigured wireless access point. One method may include receiving a position of mobile station(s) and wireless signal model measurements derived from packets exchanged between the mobile station(s) and a plurality of wireless access points, receiving positions and/or identities of the plurality of wireless access points used in determining the position of the mobile station(s), comparing a position of the mobile station(s) with wireless signal model measurements, and identifying a misconfigured wireless access point based upon the comparing. Another method may include receiving positions associated with a plurality of wireless access points, determining a position of a mobile station based upon a wireless signal model, comparing the position of the mobile station and the wireless signal model with the positions associated with the plurality of wireless access points, and determining whether at least one wireless access point is misconfigured.06-24-2010
20110306366SHARING OF LOCATION INFORMATION IN A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A system includes a server and a source client executable on a first electronic device in communication with the server The server is configured to provide to a second electronic device in communication with the server access to location data implementable by a user interface associated with the second electronic device The location data enables the user interface to display the geographical location of the first electronic device The access to the location data is accessible to the second electronic device only during a time interval designated by a user of the first electronic device.12-15-2011
20100216491DYNAMIC ELEMENTS ON A MAP WITHIN A MOBILE DEVICE, SUCH AS ELEMENTS THAT FACILITATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USERS - A system and method for providing information on a map displayed by a mobile device is described. In some examples, the system facilitates user control of map elements, such as dynamically changing map elements based on events that occur at a user's mobile device or at locations associated with the map elements. In some examples, the system enables communication between users via map elements.08-26-2010
20120040697METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPRESSING THE ACCURACY OF A MEASURED LOCATION OF A TERMINAL - Provided is an apparatus and method for expressing an accuracy of a measured location of a terminal. The apparatus may include a storage unit to store accuracy information used for indicating an accuracy of a measured location corresponding to each of possible locations of the terminal. The apparatus may include a location information obtainment unit to obtain information associated with a location of the terminal. The apparatus may include a controller to express an accuracy of a measured location in the location of the terminal or an accuracy of a measured location in an area comprising the location of the terminal, based on the accuracy information.02-16-2012
20120040698HANDHELD FIELD MAINTENANCE TOOL WITH IMPROVED LOCATIONAL AWARENESS FUNCTIONALITY - A handheld field maintenance tool is provided. The tool includes, among other things, a wireless process communication protocol module configured to communicate in accordance with a wireless process communication protocol. The tool also includes a display and an input device. A controller is coupled to the wireless process communication protocol module, the display, and the input device. The controller is configured to generate a map on the display indicating a position of the handheld field maintenance device relative to at least one asset, such as a field device. The controller is further configured to determine a position of the handheld field maintenance device by triangulating using wireless process communication with a number of known, fixed-position wireless field devices.02-16-2012
20120009951Portable flight tracker for use in airplane mode - A portable electronic device containing an embedded application provides real-time flight status information to users traveling on an airplane while the device is operating in airplane mode with no wireless connectivity. Before departure, the application downloads flight plan route information, digital map data, and other information of interest to the user.01-12-2012
20110165893APPARATUS TO PROVIDE AUGMENTED REALITY SERVICE USING LOCATION-BASED INFORMATION AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM AND METHOD OF THE SAME - An augmented reality (AR) service apparatus includes a camera to capture an actual image, a controller to receive feature point information about the captured image from at least one of a plurality of base stations (BSs), detect a location of the camera by matching data of feature points with data of the image, and provide location-based information in a same direction as the captured image according to the location of the camera, and a display to realize an AR service by combining the captured image with the location-based information under control of the controller.07-07-2011
20120064923METHOD FOR ZONE BASED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH SCALABLE MAP INTERFACE - A method of managing energy use of a network device located at a site with a mobile device is provided. The method proceeds by determining a plurality of zones about the site and detecting a current location of the mobile device relative to the plurality of zones. The method continues by altering the operating condition of the network device in response to detecting the mobile device changing zones. A graphical user interface (GUI) is displayed within the display screen of the mobile device. A map presenting the site location, the plurality of zones disposed about the site location, and the current location of the mobile device is displayed within the GUI along with a distance selector including selectable distance values. The method further includes automatically scaling the plurality of zones and the map in response to changing the selectable distance value using the distance selector.03-15-2012
20110092228METHOD FOR DISPLAYING LOCATION OF CELLULAR PHONE CALLER - The present invention relates to a method for displaying the location of a cellular phone caller. In the present method, a caller's cellular phone transmits a short message preset by a cellular base station to the base station through an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) function by using a cellular phone and selects to start or stop a function for informing the location of a caller to a phone answerer. When a phone call is made and the location informing function is stopped, the base station transmits no caller location information to an answerer's cellular phone. If the location informing function is activated, the base station uses a positioning technology to calculate position coordinates of the caller. And then, the base station compares the position coordinates with a location data stored in a position coordinate data base of the base station and transforms the location to a closest address so as to display the caller's address in the answerer's phone by a Class 0 SMS (short message system).04-21-2011
20110065460CELLULAR PHONE HAVING NAVIGATION DEVICE, CORRECTING VALUE INITIALIZING METHOD, AND NAVIGATION FUNCTION - A navigation device includes a measuring unit to measure the current position; a geomagnetism sensor that is provided on a predetermined main unit, and is to detect geomagnetism; an orientation calculation unit to calculate the orientation of the main unit, upon setting correction values for correction detection values of the geomagnetism, based on the detection values and the correction values; a presenting unit to present measurement results by the measuring unit and the calculation results of the orientation to a user; an operating state switchover unit to switch between a normal operating state that executes the presenting processing and a suspended state that maintains a portion of processing state while stopping at least the calculation processing of the orientation; and an initialization processing unit to initialize the correction values, in the case of having switched from the suspended state to the normal operating state by the operating state switchover unit.03-17-2011
20120157129Storage Medium Having Stored Therein Information Processing Program, Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method and Information Processing System - Provided is an information processing system which facilitates data communication between an information processing apparatus and another apparatus. Position data indicative of a position, at which the information processing apparatus which makes up the information processing system automatically performs short-distance wireless communication, is transmitted to a server. The server accumulates and stores the position indicated by the position data transmitted from each information processing apparatus. The position data accumulated and stored at the server is transmitted to an information processing apparatus when the server receives the request therefrom.06-21-2012
20120172062NETWORK MANAGER SYSTEM FOR LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Embodiments of a location sharing network manager process are described. The process is executed on a server computer coupled to a plurality of mobile communication devices over a wireless network. Each mobile device is a location-aware mobile communication device. The process determines the geographic location of a mobile communication device operated by a user within an area, displays a map representation of the area around the mobile communication device on a graphical user interface of the mobile communication device, and superimposes on the map the respective locations of one or more other trusted users of mobile communication devices coupled to the mobile communication device over the network. A comprehensive network manager process provides management functions to allow communication with mobile phone users outside of the service network and allows for efficient communication with groups of users within the service network.07-05-2012
20090131082WIRELESS STATION LOCATION DETECTION - A technique for locating a device uses connectivity to find a distance between an access point (AP) and a device. The AP transmits a frame to a device and receives an acknowledgement frame from the device. The amount of time for a signal to pass between the AP and the device is estimated and multiplied by the speed of light to find the distance between the AP and the device.05-21-2009
20120129554Shared Image Database With Geographic Navigation - There is disclosed a method and device for operating an image database shared by a plurality of users. In an embodiment, each image captured by a user and stored in a shared image database is associating with the geographic coordinates of the location at which the image was captured. A search engine for the image database is configured to accept geographic coordinates as a search criterion for locating at least one captured image stored in the shared image database. The images having location coordinates within a predefined range of geographic coordinates is displayed to the user.05-24-2012
20120135759METHOD FOR ZONE BASED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH SCALABLE MAP INTERFACE - A method of managing energy use of a network device located at a site with a mobile device is provided. The method proceeds by determining a plurality of zones about the site and detecting a current location of the mobile device relative to the plurality of zones. The method continues by altering the operating condition of the network device in response to detecting the mobile device changing zones. A graphical user interface (GUI) is displayed within the display screen of the mobile device. A map presenting the site location, the plurality of zones disposed about the site location, and the current location of the mobile device is displayed within the GUI along with a distance selector including selectable distance values. The method further includes automatically scaling the plurality of zones and the map in response to changing the selectable distance value using the distance selector.05-31-2012
20120135758Method For Offering Location Information and Location Information Providing System - Disclosed herein is a location information providing method generating a map image in itself for a current position of a protectee terminal, when a protector terminal requests current position related information of a protectee terminal, in which the protectee terminal directly transmits the map image besides a picture image of a protectee terminal user to a protector terminal.05-31-2012
20100261486Method and system for collecting, synchronizing, and reporting telecommunication call events and work flow related information - The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for recording and generating additional information related to telecommunication events using a mobile communication device, such as a telephone call or a text messaging event using cellular phone or a personal digital assistant. Specifically, the preferred embodiments of the present invention records information such as GPS coordinates that indicate a position of the mobile communication device during the communication event, as well as a location of a sender or receiver of data to or from the mobile communication device, so as to facilitate a log entry of the position of the mobile communication device as well as other useful information that are associated with the communication events.10-14-2010
20090197621SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION ASSOCIATED WITH A PHONE CALL RECEIVED ON A PHONE-EQUIPPED MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of a system and method for displaying a geographic location associated with an incoming call being received on a mobile device are provided. The mobile device has a user interface that provides a call screen to the user for identifying a phone number associated with the incoming call, and for displaying data including the geographic location associated with the incoming call. The geographic location is resolved by identifying a geographic location associated with a contact entry in the address book of the mobile device, or by comparing the area code of the phone number of the incoming call in a list of area codes and associated geographic location to find a match corresponding to the area code of the incoming call.08-06-2009
20120172061DEVICE POSITION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING CELESTIAL OBJECTS - A system and method of determining a position of an electronic device is presented herein. An image is displayed having at least one celestial object and a celestial object indicator for selecting a celestial object. The celestial object indicator is overlaid on the at least one celestial object. Data indicating a relative angle of the device with respect to the Earth in at least two dimensions is received at the processor. The time when the celestial object indicator is overlaid on the at least one celestial object is determined. The position of the electronic device is determined by comparing the location of the celestial object in the image data and relative angle information at the time of the indication to a database at least partially stored on the electronic device in response to an indication that the celestial object indicator is overlaid on the at least one celestial object.07-05-2012
20120178478MOBILE SURVEILLANCE - In some embodiments, a technique for logging an item encountered by a mobile device comprises automatically detecting an item in an uncontrolled environment, extracting an identity associated with the item, logging an encounter, wherein the encounter includes the identity, and deleting the encounter after a predetermined period of time has elapsed, wherein the encounter is not marked as relevant.07-12-2012
20120220317Dive Computer with Global Positioning System Receiver - Dive computers in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a mobile phone handset, including a microprocessor, a microphone connected to the microprocessor, a speaker connected to the microprocessor, a telephone transceiver connected to the microprocessor, memory, a display, and an external connector for communicating with external devices wherein the memory contains a software application, and a waterproof housing including a pressure transducer, where the mobile phone handset is located within the waterproof housing and connected to the pressure transducer via the external connector, and wherein the software application configures the mobile phone handset to create a dive log stored in memory, wherein the dive log comprises recorded information including depth of submersion information recorded from the pressure transducer and display the recorded information during the dive.08-30-2012
20120220315APPARATUS AND METHODS - Apparatus comprising a first antenna configured to receive alignment signalling from a first transmitter over a first communication channel, the first communication channel having a first set of characteristics, and a second antenna configured to exchange data with a second transmitter over a second communication channel, the second communication channel having a second different set of characteristics. The apparatus also comprising a processor configured to process the alignment signalling received from the first antenna and determine the location of the second transmitter relative to the apparatus; and generate control signalling representative of the determined location of the second transmitter relative to the apparatus. The apparatus further comprising a user interface configured to provide a user with an indication of the relative location of the second transmitter relative to the apparatus in accordance with the control signalling to allow for the second antenna to be aligned for data exchange with the second transmitter.08-30-2012
20120220316MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF TRANSFERRING OR RECEIVING DATA USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal which transfers or receives data, including location information, in various ways, and a method of transferring or receiving data using the same.08-30-2012
20120225678APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING WIRELESS AP MAP - An apparatus and a method for constructing a wireless AP map are disclosed. An embodiment of the invention provides a method for constructing a wireless AP map at a server connected over a network with a user terminal that includes: receiving wireless signal information collected from each of a plurality of user terminals, where the wireless signal information includes a signal strength of each of a plurality of wireless AP's received by each user terminal; estimating a distance of each of the plurality of wireless AP's by using the wireless signal information; and constructing a wireless AP map by using the estimated distances. Thus, a wireless AP map can be constructed using wireless signal information collected at typical user terminals located within a particular area, without requiring a trained person to recognize the wireless AP positions within the particular area.09-06-2012
20120258741Apparatus and Method for Using a Wireless Mobile Handset Application to Locate Beacons - An apparatus and method for adding functionality to wireless mobile handsets, mobile phones, smart phones and other portable wireless devices which allows the devices to report the direction and distance of a wireless beacon that is attached to objects in need of being tracked or found. An external protective case is coupled to an existing mobile handset which comprises a plurality of directional antennas and associated RF circuitry. The electronics of the case are coupled to the electronics of the handset and with assistance of downloaded software of an associated application program, the handset may used to track or find one more beacons that have been previously paired with it.10-11-2012
20090017842Mobile Communication System, Telephone Calling Method and Program Software for The Same - A source portable terminal (01-15-2009
20130172020METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCALIZATION - This invention relates to methods and devices for entropy-based location fingerprinting, in particular for use over wireless local-area networks (WLANs). The invention has particular application in localization for indoor environments. In embodiments of the invention, an entropy-based fingerprint is determined at a number of predetermined locations within the desired area of localization during an off-line phase and subsequently used in an on-line mode to determine the location of a receiver. In particular embodiments, the fingerprint is a vector of entropy estimates of the channel transfer function (CTF) between a mobile terminal and all access points within coverage. The invention seeks to provide a fingerprinting localization solution that has a simplicity of structure, leading to advantages in storage and pattern recognition requirements, and robustness by proving a unique measure of information that is related to the channel experienced at the location of the mobile terminal.07-04-2013
20120264460LOCATION DETERMINATION USING FORMULA - Among other disclosed subject matter, a method includes obtaining, in a mobile device, power information indicating a detected power of respective signals received from multiple transmitters. The method includes determining a location of the mobile device using a formula that uses: locations of the multiple transmitters, a first function of the power information and a second function of respective locations of the multiple transmitters. The method can include recording the determined location.10-18-2012
20120264458PROMPT METHOD FOR DETACHABLE ELEMENT, MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH USING DETACHABLE ELEMENT AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM THEREOF - A prompt method for a detachable element, a mobile electronic device using the detachable element and a computer-readable medium thereof are provided. The method comprises recording environmental information when detecting the detachable element is detached from the mobile electronic device. The method also includes determining whether the mobile electronic device conforms to a prompt condition according to the environmental information. The method further includes performing a prompt operation when the mobile electronic device conforms to the prompt condition.10-18-2012
20120264459System, Method and Devices Related to Radio Communication Equipment - A system in radio communication comprising a controller, a first device, and a second device is provided. The first device is associated with a first particular sector of a radio communication cell and the second device is associated with a second particular sector of the radio communication cell. The first device comprises a first sector indicating hardware and the second device comprises a second sector indicating hardware. The first and second sector indicating hardware each comprises a first visual sector information relating to the first particular sector such that the first visual sector information is visible to a human, and a first electronically readable sector information relating to the first particular sector. Each device comprises a first reading arrangement for reading the electronically readable sector information.10-18-2012
20120270573POSITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE AND MULTILEVEL STRUCTURES - A system for determining the position of users, stores, products, or brands inside one or more structures, such as a store, shopping center, cruise ship, etc. In some embodiments, the system utilizes an image capture module of a wireless device to capture information relating to an object disposed at a known location. The information regarding the location of the object is used to provide navigation information, product information, advertising information, and the like to the user while inside the structure. In other embodiments, a positioning system capable of determining the locations of RF signal sources within one or more structures and then using the determined locations of the RF signal sources to determine locations of users' wireless devices is provided.10-25-2012
20110237279Methods And Apparatus For Providing Map Locations In User Applications Using URL Strings - Techniques for use in a wireless communication device for displaying a map are described. The wireless device receives via a user interface a selection of a hypertext link object in an electronic file or message. The hypertext link object is associated with a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) string which includes a server address and location data corresponding to a location. When a mapping application is installed in the wireless device, the wireless device executes the mapping application for rendering a map of the location indicated in the URL string in response to receiving the selection of the hypertext link object. When the mapping application is not installed in the wireless communication device, the wireless device executes a web browser of the wireless communication device for receiving and displaying a map image of the location indicated in the URL string in response to receiving the selection of the hypertext link object.09-29-2011
20100203904HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present invention provides a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.08-12-2010
20110275390Method For Stitching Multiple Converging Paths - A method of stitching converging path segments to aesthetically label Y-intersections, path bifurcations or splits in roads or the like entails determining which pair of adjacent path segments subtend the largest angle. The path segments subtending the largest angle are reconstructed (stitched together) and a single instance of the label is then rendered along the reconstructed path. Although this stitching can be performed on the client device, pre-stitching server-side is even more efficient in terms of economizing over-the-air bandwidth and onboard processing resources.11-10-2011
20120088526SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING OBJECT LOCATION IN AUGMENTED REALITY - A system and a method are provided for displaying location information on a mobile device. The location information can include direction, distance, positional coordinates, etc. The mobile device's display displays an image captured using the mobile device's camera. A selection input is received to identify an object in the image. A facing direction of the mobile device is detected using the mobile device's magnetometer. The mobile device determines a bearing to the object relative to the mobile device's facing direction. The mobile device then determines a distance between the mobile device and the object. The obtained or computed location data is overlaid on the image, thereby augmenting the image. The location data can include at least a direction indicator of the object and the distance between the mobile device and the object, whereby the direction indicator can be determined using the bearing.04-12-2012
20120289259Methods And Apparatus For Associating Mapping Functionality And Information In Contact Lists Of Mobile Communication Devices - A technique to provide mapping functionality in an address book of a communication device involves displaying a menu list of functions associated with a contact entry of the address book, including a function to display on a map a location of an address listed in the contact entry; receiving an input request to display on a map the location; and displaying a map corresponding to the location, in a display of the communication device.11-15-2012
20120100875Method Of Displaying A Map On A Phone Screen - A wireless communications device includes a radiofrequency transceiver having a wireless voice channel for transmitting and receiving voice communications and a separate wireless data channel for concurrently transmitting and receiving other data. The wireless communications device also includes a memory operatively connected to a processor for processing current location data received over the data channel from another communications device with which the wireless communications device is simultaneously communicating on the voice channel. The wireless communications further includes a display for displaying a phone screen during a voice call, the phone screen presenting call-related information. A map is displayed on the phone screen during the voice call, the map presenting a location current of the other communications device based on the current location data received over the data channel. Optionally, the map can also show the current location of the wireless communications device.04-26-2012
20120149401Methods And Apparatus For Associating Mapping Functionality And Information In Contact Lists Of Mobile Communication Devices - A mobile communication device stores a contact list which includes a plurality of contacts, and identifies a user selection to map a location of a selected contact. In response, the device reads an address from an address field of the selected contact, sends to an address geocoding server the address with a request for latitude and longitude coordinates, and receives from the address geocoding server the coordinates. When map rendering data corresponding to the coordinates is cached in memory, the device renders a map based on the map rendering data. Otherwise, the device sends to a map server the coordinates with a request for context-filtered map data, which is based at least in part on a user context independent of the location of the device. The device receives the context-filtered map data, and renders a map based on the received context-filtered map data.06-14-2012
20120149400ENERGY-EFFICIENT POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR SMARTPHONE USING CELL-ID SEQUENCE MATCHING - A method for navigation based on a cellid-aided positioning system includes: determining, at a cellid-aided positioning system-compatible device, that a user has moved through a sequence of cellids, wherein moving through a sequence of cellids comprises moving from a first region corresponding to a first cellid to a second region corresponding to a second cellid; accessing previously stored route information corresponding to the sequence of cellids, wherein the previously stored route information includes previously recorded sequences of cellids and global positioning system (GPS) information; estimating a current position of the user based on the previously stored route information; and displaying the current position of the user.06-14-2012
20120149399Cellular Telephone, Personal Digital Assistant with Dual Lines for Simultaneous Uses - The present invention includes a method and apparatus for a handheld personal communications device capable of simultaneous wireless voice communications service and wireless data communications service. The invention includes providing wireless voice communications service to a first line of a handheld personal communications device and simultaneously providing wireless data communications service to a second line of the handheld personal communications device.06-14-2012
20080227473Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices - A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.09-18-2008
20130172021DYNAMIC CONTEXT-DATA REPRESENTATION - Disclosed are a system, method, and article of manufacture of a dynamic context-data representation. A first context data can be received. The first context data can be obtained from a user-worn sensor. The user-worn sensor can measure a user attribute. A second context data can be received. The second context data can be obtained from another sensor. The second context data can measure a user location. A graphical representation of the first context data and the second context data can be created. The graphical representation can be modified according to a change of a value of the first context data as a function of time or a change of a value of the second context data as a function of time.07-04-2013
20130143604INFORMATION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS HAVING INDICATOR DISPLAY FUNCTION, AND INDICATOR DISPLAY METHOD AND PROGRAM EXECUTED BY THE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An information communication apparatus having a display section, according to one aspect of the present invention, includes: a sensor section used for communication between an information communication terminal and another apparatus; a terminal information storing section configured to store information about the position of the sensor section in the information communication terminal and information about the position and the size of the display section in the information communication terminal; and a control section configured to calculate the relative positional relationship of the sensor section and the display section, based on the information stored in the terminal information storing section, generate an indicator that allows the position of the sensor section to be specified, and display the indicator on the display section.06-06-2013
20120252504PUBLISHING LOCATION INFORMATION - The claimed subject matter provides a method for publishing location information. The method includes receiving the location information from an entity. The entity may be associated with a geographic location. The method further includes identifying one or more entities to be notified of the location information. Additionally, the method includes sending the location information to the identified entities.10-04-2012
20130137466HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD - A handheld electronic device and a remote control method are provided. The handheld electronic device comprises a display unit, an electronic compass and a processing unit. The reference locations are correlated with the controlled device. The processing unit constructs the coordinate system and calculates the reference location coordinates for the reference locations in the coordinate system. After the coordinate system is constructed, the electronic compass measures the current direction information directed towards the controlled device to be remote controlled from a current location. The processing unit controls the display unit to display a control interface of the controlled device to be remote controlled. The electronic compass measures origin direction information directed towards at least two reference locations from an origin location and measures move direction information directed towards the reference locations from a move location.05-30-2013
20130115976System and Method for Monitoring the Location of Individuals via the World Wide Web Using a Wireless Communications Network - A system is described for monitoring the geographical location of a subscriber's mobile cellular telephone, and for providing the location information to an authorized user through the world wide web. The geographical location of the subscriber's mobile cellular telephone is tracked using registration signals transmitted over the control channel by the cellular telephone. This information is supplied to a geographical location coordinator system, which determines the geographical coordinates for the cellular telephone. A database stores the geographical location information along with a subscriber's telephone number and account code. The database is updated to track the movement of the cellular telephone user across a geographical area.05-09-2013
20130102334EGRESS BASED MAP REGION CLASSIFICATION - Disclosed are systems, methods and techniques for classifying portions of an area depicted in a digitally encoded map. For example, features in a digitally encoded map may be extracted to identify a component area at least partially bounded by a perimeter formed by structures. One or more egress segments in the perimeter may be identified and characterized. The component area may then be classified based, at least in part, on a proportionality of a length of the egress segment to a size of at least one dimension of the component area.04-25-2013
20130102333SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPATCHING UTILITY REPAIRS - A method to dispatch utility repairs. The method may include displaying directions to a location of a first work assignment on an electronic device. The directions may update as the electronic device changes location. The method may also include displaying items to complete at least a portion of the first work assignment. The items may be displayed when the electronic device location is substantially the same as the first work assignment location. The method may include detecting at least one operator acknowledgment of completion after the portion of the first work assignment is complete or after all portions of the first work assignment are complete. The method may also include displaying directions to a location of a second work assignment when the electronic device detects that all portions of the first work assignment are complete.04-25-2013
20130102335MOBILE DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, LOCATION INFORMATION ACQUISITION METHOD, LOCATION INFORMATION ACQUISITION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a mobile device including an identification information acquisition section which acquires first identification information from an approaching mobile device, a location information acquisition section which acquires location information of a current point at a time point at which the first identification information is acquired, and a transmission section which transmits the first identification information and the location information in association with each other to an external device.04-25-2013
20130130726METHOD FOR SHARING TERMINAL LOCATION AND TERMINAL DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of electronic communication, and in particular, to a method for sharing a terminal location and a terminal device. The method for sharing a terminal location provided in an embodiment of the present invention includes: displaying, by a first terminal, a location of the first terminal and a location of a second terminal on a map of the first terminal in real time; determining, by the first terminal, a candidate location; and displaying, by the first terminal, the candidate location on the map of the first terminal, and notifying the second terminal of the candidate location, so that the candidate location is also displayed on a map of the second terminal, and the candidate location can be modified by the second terminal.05-23-2013
20110223941EQUIPMENT MANAGING SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND LOCATION INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD - Equipment information including an installation height, which is an elevation, is stored as equipment information in an equipment management DB as location information for the location wherein an applicable piece of equipment is installed, and in a terminal device, the equipment information for the applicable equipment is acquired from the equipment management DB by a location information displaying unit in response to a display request operation, and a differential height, acquired through subtracting the current height, detected by a height detecting unit, from the installation height of the equipment, included in the equipment information that was acquired, is displayed on the screen of a screen displaying unit.09-15-2011
20130150093MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and 3D image controlling method therein are disclosed to create a 3D image. The present invention includes displaying a map in a prescribed range on a display unit with reference to a current location, setting 106-13-2013
20100317373IMAGE PROVISION DEVICE AND IMAGE PROVISION SYSTEM - An image provision device that provides an image exhibiting a distinctive feature of a locality to an address. On receipt from a mobile telephone (12-16-2010
20120282951ANCHORING AND SHARING LOCATIONS AND ENJOYMENT EXPERIENCE INFORMATION ON A PRESENTATION TIMELINE FOR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT STREAMED OVER A NETWORK - A method and apparatus to generate receive and share anchored location information and associated information on content enjoyment experience over a network. The method includes, responsive to receiving a request to stream the multimedia content over the network, determining whether anchored location information for the multimedia content has been generated. The method includes requesting the anchored location information for the multimedia content. Additionally, the method includes, responsive to receiving the anchored location information, displaying a number of visual indicators for the anchored location information on a presentation timeline for the multimedia content, and generating additional anchoring location information to be shared with other users.11-08-2012
20130157696Method of Displaying Contact Information - A method of displaying contact method on a mobile device includes storing a plurality of contact records on a mobile device. At least one record contains information corresponding to the geographic location of at least one of the contacts. The geographic location of the mobile device is determined and compared with the geographic location of the contacts stored on the mobile device. The contacts are arranged based on the geographic proximity of the contact to the mobile device.06-20-2013
20130157697APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A POSITION OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for displaying a location of a portable terminal of another subscriber's by the calling party's portable terminal. This display occurs during a call without switching displayed screen windows or applications. The method includes a first portable terminal performing a call mode; driving a camera upon receiving location information of the other subscriber's terminal in the call mode to display an image photographed by the camera; and analyzing location information detected by a location detection unit and the received location information of a second portable terminal of another subscriber to calculate a distance between two terminals and displaying a location of the other subscriber's terminal on the displayed image when a direction of the calling party's terminal detected by a direction detection unit aligns with a direction of the other subscriber's terminal.06-20-2013
20130157698COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a communication system for allowing a user to feel the presence of other users existing in the same daily living area without using short-distance wireless communication. The system includes a position coordinate receiving section (06-20-2013
20130190019Personalized Location Information for Mobile Devices - Providing location information on a mobile device includes receiving signals from external devices. Each signal includes information that specifies a geographic location for the external device that has provided the signal. A geographic location for the mobile device is calculated by using the information contained in each of the received signals. A representation of the geographic location of the mobile device is generated. The representation of the geographic location is included within an electronic message that provides information describing a user of the mobile device to other users of an electronic communications system. The electronic message is transmitted to another device to provide an indication of the geographic location for the user to one of the other users of the electronic communications system.07-25-2013
20120021778DETERMINING A GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods systems, and program products for determining a change in a mode of transportation. A change in a mode of transportation of the mobile computing device may be determined by determining that a speed of the mobile computing device has changed. A first geographical location is stored as a geographical location of the mobile computing device that corresponds to the change in mode of transportation. A graphical indication of the first geographical location is displayed. The graphical indication of the first geographical location is different than graphical indications for one or more other geographical locations of the mobile computing device at one or more other times. The one or more other geographical locations were not determined to correspond to a change in mode of transportation.01-26-2012
20130196692CONTEXT-BASED REVERSE GEOCODING - In general, in one aspect, a mobile device can perform reverse geocoding based on context, in addition to latitude and longitude coordinates. The reverse geocoding can be used to determine in which geofence among multiple geofences the mobile device is located. Thus, the mobile device can be associated with a street address, a postal code, a named land feature, or a commercial, cultural, or political entity associated with the geofence. The context can include a pattern of movement, as well as an accuracy of the latitude and longitude coordinates. Information in the context can be compared to selection criteria of the geofence. A geofence having selection criteria that match the context the best can be selected.08-01-2013
20130203448TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING COMMUNICATION TARGET - A terminal and method for recognizing a communication target within a visible range. The method of a terminal to recognize a communication target includes obtaining location information of a communication target whose identification information is unknown within a visible range of a terminal user; and recognizing a relative location of the communication target with respect to the terminal based on the obtained location information and displaying the recognized relative location of the communication target.08-08-2013
20130210465METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC MONITORING - GPS data can be transmitted from a portable electronic device to a central database using either a cellular network or a satellite RF network. Multiple embodiments are capable of executing tools and techniques that automatically determine the network appropriate for given conditions, maximize GPS data transmission coverage, and minimize cost. Using the described technology, it is possible to detect, differentiate between, and utilize networks according to circumstance.08-15-2013

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