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Method and System for Automatically Annotating Digital Maps in a Global Positioning System (GPS) Enabled Device Based on Behavior of a User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210101D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

A method and system for automatically annotating a digital map in a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled device by observing behavior of a user is disclosed. The method involves gathering corrections and preferences pertaining to the digital map based on the observation of the behavior of the user.

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Method and System for Automatically Annotating Digital Maps in a Global Positioning System (GPS) Enabled Device Based on Behavior of a User

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically annotating a digital map in a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled device by observing behavior of a user is disclosed. The method involves gathering corrections and preferences pertaining to the digital map based on the observation of the behavior of the user.

Consider a scenario in which a user drives on a new road. While driving, a digital map present in a GPS enabled device of the user records a path travelled by the user. The digital map is annotated based on the recording. The path of the new road with attributes may be added on the digital map based on one or more of, but not limited to, travel speed of the user, sharpness of curves, relative placement of known roads, and lane changes.

Consider another scenario, in which a user drives to a location more than once other than a target location identified on a digital map. The target location in the digital map may be amended according to the location driven by the user. For an example, a GPS enabled device of the user identifies location of home of the user incorrectly. Consider a scenario in which a user drives to a different location at a level of consistency. In this scenario, the digital map is automatically updated to show the different location at a different coordinate.

Consider yet another scenario, in which a user consistently deviates from a prescribed path identified on a digital map. Based on the deviation from the prescribed path, a route preference of the user may be observed. In case the deviation...