Patent for Sale:

Touchscreen enabled 3D mapping design & interactive software    

This patent covers the design and production of 3D maps with user defined data layers and touchscreen software

Overview

This is a custom designed software application providing instant, interactive access to 3D Maps.
The technology enables the user to view 3D Maps on touchscreen computers providing intuitive access to user defined data layers.

An array of navigation tools allows the user to manipulate the 3D Map, rotating the view direction, panning and zooming to examine site details. Specific areas or buildings may be selected and interiors of buildings viewed floor by floor. Layers of data can be activated or hidden according to user requirements.

The system allows the user to view 3D map combined with layers of essential data such as access and evacuation routes, the location, identity & quantity of hazardous materials, evacuation routes & emergency facilities. The application provides access to essential site contact information on screen while providing interactive links to external
information resources.

Key Benefits:
Instant user orientation & understanding of the location
Improved navigation within the structure
Intuitive access to user defined data layers
Enhanced awareness or risks, hazards and facilities
Improved safety

Primary Application of the Technology

3D Navigation
Touchscreen Navigation
Facilities Management
Safety Information
Emergency Planning
Emergency Response
Environmental Protection Planning & Response
Security Planning & Response
Insurance Risk Assessment

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Few people can properly understand building plans. In normal circumstances this results in causes confusion and disorientation. In a critical situation such as a fire this disorientation can have disastrous effects. 3D mapping provides the user with an intuitive view of the built environment making it easier to understand where they are & locate items of interest. The touchscreen software provides simple navigation tools that allow the user to view all aspects of the 3D map and bring up essential data in clear, structured layers.

Competitive Advantage

This patent governs key aspects of the preparation and design of 3D maps and the presentation and navigation of 3D maps on computers and touchscreen devices.

The patents were filed in 2002 predating much of the current touch-screen technologies and 3D mapping utilities.

The IP covers the combination of 3D graphics with user defined data layers in an intuitive touchscreen software application that enables users to understand the built environment and orientate themselves within it.

The software allows the user to view layers of data superimposed over the 3D map giving a heightened understanding of the location. The system is an especially powerful tool for the emergency services as it enables them to visualize complex and hazardous structures, prepare effective response strategies and access critical front line emergency data.

3D Maps offer:
Instant Site Recognition and Orientation
Rapid Access to Hazard Data
Enhanced Safety Awareness
Language Bridging
Improved Information Retention
3D Maps are ideal for site risk and insurance assessment, business continuity planning, employee evacuation training, emergency response exercises & regulatory compliance.
3D Maps allow the user to familiarize themselves with complex buildings & environments of which they would
otherwise have very limited understanding.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 707: Data Processing:Database And File Management Or Data Structures

This is the generic class for data processing apparatus and corresponding methods for the retrieval of data stored in a database or as computer files. It provides for data processing means or steps for generic data, file and directory upkeeping, file naming, and file and database maintenance including integrity consideration, recovery, and versioning. There are three main divisions: 1. database and file accessing; 2. database schema and data structure; 3. file and database maintenance.