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1. US20140309924 - Seamless transition from outdoor to indoor mapping

Office United States of America
Application Number 14251142
Application Date 11.04.2014
Publication Number 20140309924
Publication Date 16.10.2014
Grant Number 09976860
Grant Date 22.05.2018
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G01C 21/20
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in groups G01C1/-G01C19/104
20Instruments for performing navigational calculations
CPC
G01C 21/206
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
21Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in preceding groups G01C1/00-G01C19/00
20Instruments for performing navigational calculations
206specially adapted for indoor navigation
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Devrim Varoglu
Monika Bansal
Swapnil R. Dave
Agents Fish & Richardson P.C.
Title
(EN) Seamless transition from outdoor to indoor mapping
Abstract
(EN)

Techniques are described for seamlessly transitioning from a map that displays out-of-doors elements to a map that displays indoor elements, in response to detecting a transition event. The transition event may be, for example, that a navigation system that is generating the out-of-doors map has moved to an indoors location. Techniques are also provided for navigating to a parking spot in a parking structure. Specifically, users may search for parking spots that satisfy specific criteria. The search for a parking spot that satisfies the criteria may be initiated at the time a trip begins, or may be automatically triggered by some event. For example, a search for available parking spots near a designated destination may be automatically initiated as a user comes within a predetermined distance of the designated destination.