[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Re: New Google Mapping Patent

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Jan 10 03:02:05 PST 2007

Jo Walsh wrote:

>    * Generating and serving tiles in a digital mapping system
>      <http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220050270299%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20050270299&RS=DN/20050270299>

Interesting point on prior art from the openstreetmap list ( who run a 
slipply map ) Dave ? pointed out that the prior art is Google itself - 
how much was working when it launched the betas in Feb 05 - the month 
BEFORE the patent application ?

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