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Tele Locate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109929D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Parikh, SN: AUTHOR

Abstract

An intelligent linking of the Global Positioning System (GPS) is proposed which can create a powerful geographical locating tool.

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Tele Locate

      An intelligent linking of the Global Positioning System (GPS)
is proposed which can create a powerful geographical locating tool.

      The telecomm-computing resources now existing in millions of
homes and in public places is not exploited to create a truly
powerful, which will serve as a geographical, automated guide.

      Consider the case of a traveller (in African jungles or on a
highway or even in a small town) who is also lost - one who does
not know where he is.

      The existing tools are largely based on the maps manuals which
are based on paper.  Often these resources require the user to
exactly identify the exact location (longitude, latitude).

      A powerful tool needs to be created which can be used by
novices as well as adults.

      There is a positioning system already in existence which is
based on satellites.  By the signals emanating from the satellites, a
receiver can exactly locate its location on any point on the surface
of the earth.  Such system is already in use by ships.  However an
interface is non-existent between telecommunication infrastructure
and the GPS.  The telecommunication infrastructure includes the
telephone switches, phone networks and public phone carrier.

      A person wanting to know his location from the nearest phone
can call a particular predetermined phone number.  That call will be
handled by the nearest Local (phone) Office.  The switch (telephonic
switch in the...