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1. (WO2001025959) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROWSING THE INTERNET USING POSITION INFORMATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/025959    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2000/009654
Publication Date: Apr 12, 2001 International Filing Date: Oct 2, 2000
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
Inventors: RAMASWAMY, Muralidharan
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROWSING THE INTERNET USING POSITION INFORMATION
Abstract:
A system and method are provided to allow a user to search and locate information which is accessible over a computer network. Global Positioning System type coordinate information is used as search criteria to locate information on the computer network. The system and method allow the user to locate information related to a particular geographic area. Search criteria, such as an area or point on a geographic map, is entered by the user. Hypertext documents are then located in accordance with the search criteria and position information associated with the hypertext documents.