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Method and System for Providing Street View Image based Navigation to Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245455D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 95K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing street view image based navigation to users.

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Method and System for Providing Street View Image based Navigation to Users

Mobile devices when used for navigating using global positioning system (GPS), consumes more data thereby making users to have an expensive mobile data network plan. Mobile devices also face a problem in low reception areas where the signal could be intermittent. Mobile devices can also run out of battery life in the process of constantly sending and receiving information to calculate location of the users. There needs a method and system that provides street view image based support to the users for navigation, which optimizes the mobile data network consumption.

Disclosed is a system and method for providing street view image based navigation to users. The method and system identifies and downloads street view images for a user upon receiving start and destination information from the user.

In accordance with the method and system, start and destination information entered by the user is received and associated street view images are downloaded to identify one or more actions points that are associated the path the user travels to reach the destination. The one or more action points identified by the method and system are the points at which the user is notified of performing one or more actions. The action points can be such as, for example, turn right 2 blocks ahead, keep going straight for another
2 miles, take U turn after 3 miles, etc. Subsequently, the direction in which the user is likely to pass is accessed and associated street view images for the one or more action points are downloade...