[mapserver-users] Patent Challenge
Ranga Raju Vatsavai
vatsavai at cs.umn.edu
Wed Mar 27 17:30:31 EST 2002
GrassLinks is another WebGIS developed during 1994-95 framework.
Here is the url: http://www.regis.berkeley.edu/sue/phd/
> I am forwarding this to the list on behalf of Overton Mapping
> concerning interactive GIS systems that pre-dates August 1995.
> He was aware of development of the Tiger Map Server (Plewe,Stuber)
> in 1995 and Xerox Parc Map Server (Putz) 1993, which we are responding
> to. Specifically they are interested to learn about early systems that
> conform to a client-server model. If anyone has information about other
> early systems that meet this criteria, please forward relevant information
> to Overview Mapping <info at overmap.co.uk>
> > Gents
> > We are a UK company facing a legal challenge from www.multimap.com who
> > claim to have patented interactive GIS mapping. Your early work seems
> > to suggest that they were not the first as they claim. I have attached
> > a zip file containing the fundamentals of the patent which I wonder if
> > you could look at. If you have evidence that your work pre-dated Aug
> > 95 ( the submission date ) I would be most grateful for information.
> > This patent could affect the entire GIS community & your assistance is
> > most appreciated.
> > Regards
> > Andrew Overton
> > Overview Mapping Ltd
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