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1. (WO2018080798) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING VISUAL LANDMARKS IN INITIAL NAVIGATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080798    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/056254
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01C 21/36
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: SCHPOK, Joshua, S.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING VISUAL LANDMARKS IN INITIAL NAVIGATION
Abstract:
A route from a current location of a portable device to a destination is determined, where the route includes a sequence of directed sections. Navigation instructions to guide a user of the portable device along the route to the destination are generated. To this end, candidate navigation landmarks perceptible within a 360-degree range of the current location of the portable device are identified, a navigation landmark disposed in a direction substantially opposite to the direction of the first one in the sequence of directed sections is selected from among the candidate navigation landmarks, and an initial instruction in the navigation instructions is generated and provided via a user interface of the portable device. The initial instruction references the selected navigation landmark.