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Location Search of Image Objects in Historical Progression Map

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239176D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method of location search of objects in a historical progression map with streaming image objects.

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Location Search of Image Objects in Historical Progression Map

When a user performs a web search for a structure(s) (e.g., buildings, bridges, landmarks, etc.) the search results typically include the objects for the current period. A user can search specifically for a given time period of the site. Sites such as a city change over time. Some new buildings and bridges are developed, while other structures are demolished. There is an opportunity to present a view of the historical progression of a site over time, and learn about the site's history.

No known solutions provide a method to search and display location objects in a historical progression map.

The novel contribution is a method of searching to retrieve search results for a location with an array of structure objects representing the site structures' historical progression. The method enables the user to choose the desired historical timeline, and then accordingly displays the appropriate objects or structures matching the timeline.

The user performs a search for a current location on a mobile device or a defined location from any browser-based device. The location is established based on mobile device current location awareness, or defined criteria entered in the browser. The user can choose the desired historical timeline and the map displayed is accordingly updated with the appropriate objects of the desired timeline. The search result provides the ability to visually display a historical progression of the location. The user can also view related information (e.g., name, date it was built, tourist information, etc.) for each image object and perform comparisons. In addition, different color codes can provide a means of showing current structures, those to be developed, and demolished structures. As the data becomes three-dimensional, along the time axis, the user can show progressive changes in the street vi...