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____/ Andrew Halliwell on Tuesday 03 March 2009 15:26 : \____

> Doug Mentohl <doug_mentohl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> This patented technology generally relates to interactive maps and can
>> be used to provide user-generated data, such as places of interest or
>> reviews, over the Internet ..
>> http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2203784/
> Well... there's plenty of prior art there.
> One example is the doomsday book project from the 1980s in the uk.
> pretty much the whole of the uk was mapped with interactive content and
> video added relating to specific places.
> It was a bit like a precursor to google earth.
> It existed on 2 laser disks connected to either BBC or RM machines. (you had
> to switch disks when you went to certain places... think it was a
> north/south thing, but it's been 25 years so I could be wrong there)
> There was one in the local library. I remember using it quite a lot to plan
> journeys. It was better than road maps because you could view aerial photos
> too.
> The only thing not covered by this is "over the internet"...
> But google maps has been around for years which covers that one.
> And of course, google earth, which does everything doomsday project did on
> disk via the internet and more.

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