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1. (WO2018128878) GENERATING ROUTES FROM LINES BASED ON ZOOM LEVELS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/128878    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068451
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 28 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01C 21/36
G01C 21/34
G06F 3/0488
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: THOMMEN, Simon
SMITH, Kenneth, Douglas
SETHI, Kshitij
Title: GENERATING ROUTES FROM LINES BASED ON ZOOM LEVELS
Abstract:
A user of a mapping application can use a user interface to draw a line between an origin address and a destination address on a map. The mapping application uses a zoom level associated with the map to determine if the user intended that the route consist mostly of highways or mostly of local roads. Segments of the line are replaced by similar road sections selected from the map based on the determined zoom level. The line replaced by the selected road sections is presented to the user as a route between the origin address and the destination address.