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Method and System for Gathering Ratings about Locations through Global Positioning Devices (GPS)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198364D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for gathering ratings about locations, such as restaurants through Global Positioning Service (GPS) devices is disclosed.

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Method and System for Gathering Ratings about Locations through Global Positioning Devices (GPS)

Disclosed is a method and system for gathering ratings about locations, such as restaurants through Global Positioning Service (GPS) device. The method and system enables a person to obtain ratings about a restaurant or other similar attractions using a GPS device, from other persons based on location of the restaurant and location of other persons. For example, a person may gather ratings about a restaurant from other persons who are within a given distance from the restaurant. Alternatively, the person may gather ratings from other persons who have added the restaurant into their GPS device or who have driven past that restaurant for a given number of times, with an assumption that they might have dined there. In addition to retrieving ratings from other persons using the GPS device, the user may also communicate with other persons using telecommunication features of the GPS device in order to get specific information about the location.

In a scenario, the GPS device may interact with one or more websites to retrieve ratings about the location. Further, the websites may also send detailed reviews to the GPS device about the location.

In an embodiment, ratings for a location received from one or more sources are prioritized based on one or more criteria. The one or more criteria include existence of other persons in a social network of the person, distance of other p...