FR2837333A1 - Personal assistant object/person geographic positioning, having assistant distant communications function /location map screen set and location - Google Patents

Personal assistant object/person geographic positioning, having assistant distant communications function /location map screen set and location Download PDF

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FR2837333A1
FR2837333A1 FR0203174A FR0203174A FR2837333A1 FR 2837333 A1 FR2837333 A1 FR 2837333A1 FR 0203174 A FR0203174 A FR 0203174A FR 0203174 A FR0203174 A FR 0203174A FR 2837333 A1 FR2837333 A1 FR 2837333A1
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The geographic positioning system puts the personal assistant (9) in the distant communications function. A map of the location is placed on the screen (10). The precise location (P) required is displayed on the screen. The position is converted to geographic coordinates (X,Y) and sent to a processing center (12) to identifying the personal assistant carrier and exploit the coordinates received.

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La presente invention concerne, de fason generate, les procedes et The present invention relates to fason generate the processes and

systemes dits de geolocalisation, c'est-a-dire permettant de detecter la position geographique d'une personne ou d'un objet. said geolocation systems, that is to say, to detect the geographical position of a person or an object. Plus particulierement, cette invention s'interesse a un procede et 3 un systeme qui permettent une geolocalisation a partir d'un "assistant personnel", de maniere a detecter la position geographique du porteur de ['assistant personnel. More particularly, this invention is interested in a method and a system 3 which enable geolocation from a "personal assistant", so as to detect the geographic position of the carrier [personal assistant. La geolocalisation se fait actuellement par des procedes complexes, lies a des technologies couteuses, en particulier a ['aide de systemes du type "GPS", ou en utilisant les possibilites offertes par les reseaux de telephonic mobile du type "GSM ". The geolocation is currently done by complex processes, lies are expensive technologies, particularly a [using systems like "GPS", or using the possibilities offered by mobile telephonic networks like "GSM". Un premier but de la presente invention est de fournir un procede permettant a une personne de faire conna^'tre sa position geographique avec le meme niveau de precision que par les systemes actuels, rappeles ci-dessus, mais a un cout beaucoup plus falble et avec une simplicite de mise en oeuvre actuellement sans equivalent. A first object of the present invention to provide a method allowing a person to make known ^ 'be its geographical position with the same level of precision as the current systems, referred to above, but has a much falble cost and with a simplicity of implementation currently no equivalent. L' invention a aussi pour but plus particulier de fournir un procede et un systeme permettant, a partir de la detection automatique de la position d'ude personne, de renvoyer vers cette personne des informations de reelle proximite, 3 caractere commercial ou pratique, et The invention also more particularly to provide a method and a system for, from the automatic detection of the position ude person to refer to this person for real information nearby, 3 commercial character or practice, and

ceci tout en evitant la reception de messages non sollicites. this while avoiding the receipt of unsolicited messages.

Cette invention a encore pour but de permettre a deux personnel, situees en des endroits distincts, de savoir ou l'une se trouve This invention also aims to allow two staff LOCATED in separate locations, or whether one is

par rapport a l'autre. relative to the other.

Enfin, la presente invention se propose de donner une utilisation supplementaire nouvelle et particulierement interessante aux assistants Finally, the present invention proposes to provide a new and particularly interesting use additional assistants

personnels, actuellement de plus en plus diffuses. personal, now increasingly diffuse.

A cet effet, I'invention a essentiellement pour objet un procede de geolocalisation a partir d'un assistant personnel, le procede consistent a : disposer d'un assistant personnel avec fonction de communication 3 distance; To this end, the invention relates essentially to a process for geolocation from a PDA, the process consist of: having a personal assistant with 3 remote communication function; À afficher sur l'ecran de ['assistant personnel un plan de la zone geographique dans laquelle se trouve le porteur de cet assistant personnel; On display on the screen of [personal assistant a map of the geographical area in which is the bearer of this personal assistant; À pointer sur le plan affiche la localisation precise du porteur de ['assistant personnel; To point to the map shows the precise location of the holder of [personal assistant; À convertir, dans ['assistant personnel, la position pointee en des coordonnees geographiques; To convert in [personal assistant, pointed to the position of geographical coordinates; et À envoyer a distance ces coordonnees geographiques vers un centre de traitement, apte a identifier le porteur de ['assistant and send to remote these geographical coordinates to a processing center, adapted to identify the wearer of [wizard

personnel et 3 exploiter les coordonnees recues. 3 staff and operate the coordinates received.

Ainsi, I'idee inventive consiste a detecter la position geographique d'un porteur d'assistant personnel, du type "communiquant", simplement par le fait que le porteur "clique" d'une action volontaire sur un point d'un plan affiche sur cet assistant personnel, pour faire conna^'tre sa position actuelle. Thus, inventive I'idee is to detect the geographic location of a personal assistant carrier, such as "communicating", simply by the fact that the wearer "click" of a deliberate action on a point of a map displayed this personal assistant, to make known ^ 'be the current position. Ceci suppose simplement que l'utilisateur sache, au moins approximativement, ou il se trouve, et que des plans soient preinstalles sur ['assistant personnel, par le constructeur de celui-ci, a moins que ces plans solent telecharges sur 1'assistant personnel, This simply implies that the user knows at least approximately, or he is, and that plans are pre-installed on [personal assistant, by the manufacturer thereof, unless these plans solent downloaded 1'assistant staff ,

notamment a partir d'un site INTERNET ou d'un cederom. especially from a WEB site or a CD-ROM.

Les coordonnees de position geographique definies ainsi par le porteur lui-meme, qui peuvent etre notamment des coordonnees cartesiennes "X" et "Y", vent envoyees vers le centre de traitement par exemple sous la forme de messages courts du type "SMS" (Short Message System), ou encore par une connexion du type "GPRS" (General Packet Radio Service), qui est une norme de communication pour telephone The coordinates of the geographical position defined so by the carrier itself, which can be particularly Cartesian coordinates "X" and "Y" wind sent to the processing center for example in the form of short messages like "SMS" ( Short Message System) or by type of connection "GPRS" (General Packet Radio Service), which is a standard for telephone communication

portable. portable.

Le centre de traitement recoit les coordonnees transmises, tout en identifiant leur origine en les associant a un numero d'utilisateur. The processing center receives the transmitted coordinates, identifying their origin by combining a user number. Au niveau de ce centre de traitement, les coordonnees recus peuvent etre stockees, visualisees, traitees, retransmises et/ou exploitees de toute At the treatment center, the coordinates Receipts can be stored, visualized, processed, transmitted and / or exploited in any

maniere appropriee, en fonction de l'utilisation envisagee. suitable manner, depending on the envisaged use.

Selon une application preferee du procede de geolocalisation, objet de 1'invention, le centre de traitement exploite les coordonnees geographiques recues en effectuant une recherche dans une base de donnees d'informations de proximite, et en renvoyant, vers ['assistant personnel local ise, des inform ations de proxim ite selectionnees en fonction de la position de cet assistant personnel. According to an application of the process preferee geolocation object of 1'invention, processing center uses the geographical coordinates received by searching in a database of close to information data, and returning, to [local personal assistant ise , inform ation of proxim ite selected based on the position of the PDA. Les informations trouvees par ce processus vent renvoyees au porteur de 1'assistant personnel par exemple sous la forme de messages courts du type "SMS", ou autres types de messages tels que "MMS" (Multimedia Message System) pouvant associer Information Was found through this process the wind returned to the carrier 1'assistant staff such as short messages like "SMS", or other types of messages such as "Multimedia" (Multimedia Message System) which can combine

['image, le son et le texte, ou encore par une connexion du type "GPRS". [Image, sound and text, or by a type of connection "GPRS".

Ainsi, une personne porteuse d'un assistant personnel peut, apres s'etre situee simplement sur un plan affiche sur son assistant personnel, recevoir sur le meme assistant personnel des informations de Thus, a person with a personal assistant may, after getting situated just a map displayed on his personal assistant, receive information on the same personal assistant

proximite, relatives a des commerces, des services, etc... proximity, relative to shops, services, etc ...

Le centre de traitement permet aussi de suivre, et de visualiser sur un ecran d'ordinateur ou un moniteur, les positions signalees d'un ensemble de porteurs d'assistants personnels, done d 'assurer le suivi d' une The treatment center also can track and view on a computer screen or monitor, the reported positions of a set of carriers of personal assistants, done to monitor a

"flotte" d'assistants personnels. "Floats" personal assistants.

Par l'intermediaire du centre de traitement, le procede de ['invention permet encore de retransmettre la position signalee du porteur d'un assistant personnel vers ['assistant personnel d'un autre porteur, avec une connexion du type "Peer to Peer" mettant en communication deux usagers, et seulement deux. Through the intermediary of the treatment center, the process of [invention also allows replay the reported position of the holder of a personal assistant to [personal assistant of another carrier with a type of connection "Peer to Peer" putting in communication two users, and only two. Ainsi, le procede permet a deux utilisateurs du Thus, the method allows two users

meme systeme de savoir ou l'un se trouve, par rapport a l'autre. same system to know where one is in relation to another.

Dans la mesure ou les coordonnees signalees du-porteur d'un assistant personnel vent stockees dans le centre de traitement, et non seulement exploitees instantanement, le porteur peut encore beneficier ulterieurement d'informations complementaires (en supposant ici, bien To the extent the reported coordinates of a wind-holder PDA stored in the processing center, and not only instantly exploited, the wearer can still benefit from complementary information subsequently (assuming here, although

entendu, que la position geographique du porteur n'ait pas trop evolue). Naturally, the geographical position of the carrier has not evolved too).

On notera aussi que, necessitant une action volontaire du porteur de ['assistant personnel pour signaler sa position, le procede de la presente invention evite la reception de messages publicitaires non sollicites, et est compatible avec toutes legislations ou reglementations Note also that, requiring a deliberate action of the holder of [personal assistant to signal its position, the method of the present invention avoids the receipt of unsolicited commercials, and is compatible with all laws and regulations

imposant un accord prealable avant geolocalisation et communication. imposing a prior agreement before geolocation and communication.

L' invention a aussi pour objet un systeme de geolocalisation 3 partir d'un assistant personnel, systeme qui est specialement adapte a la mise en ceuvre du procede defini ci-dessus. The invention also provides a geolocation system 3 from a personal assistant system that is specially adapted for Implementation is the process defined above. Ce systeme comprend essentiellement, en combinaison: À un ensemble d'assistants personnels identifiables a distance, apses a afficher des plans de zones geographiques sur leurs ecrans respectifs; This system essentially comprises, in combination: In a set of identifiable personal assistants distance has apses display geographical areas plans on their screens; et au moins un centre de traitement prevu pour recevoir et exploiter les coordonnees geographiques recues d'un assistant personnel, ces coordonnees etant definies par pointage sur un plan affiche sur ltecran de ['assistant personnel, et etant and at least one planned treatment center for receiving and utilizing the geographical coordinates received from a PDA, these coordinates being defined by pointing on a map displayed on ltecran of [personal assistant, and being

transmises par celui-ci au centre de traitement. transmitted it to the treatment center.

De preference, dans ce systeme de geolocalisation, le centre de traitement comprend lui-meme, en combinaison, des moyens de stockage des coordonnees geographiques recues d'un assistant personnel, un moteur de recherche, et une base de donnees contenant des informations de proximite, telles que des informations commerciales et/ou relatives a des services, correlees a des coordonnees geographiques, ainsi que des moyens pour ['emission des informations de proximite selectionnees, en direction de ['assistant personnel correspondent a une demande d'informations. Preferably, in this geolocation system, processing center includes himself, in combination, of the geographical coordinates storage means received from a personal assistant, a search engine and a database containing information close such as commercial and / or relating to services, correlated to geographical coordinates, as well as means for [ 'emission information from nearby SELECTED in the direction of [personal assistant correspond to a request for information. Avantageusement, le centre de traitement comprend, encore, au moins un ecran de visualisation, pour l'affichage des positions signalees des assistants personnels, ceci en vue du suivi d'une "flotte" d'assistants personnels. Advantageously, the treatment center has still at least one display screen for displaying the reported positions of PDAs, this for the monitoring of a "fleet" of personal assistants. De toute facon, I'invention sera mieux comprise a ['aide de la Anyway, the invention will be better understood [using the

description qui suit de modes de mise en ceuvre de ce procede et de ce following description of ceuvre in embodiments of such process and what

systeme de geolocalisation 3 partir d'un assistant personnel, en reference au dessin schematique annexe dans lequel: À Ia figure 1 est un logigramme illustrant le procede de ['invention, avec indication de diverges utilisations de ce procede; geolocation system 3 from a personal assistant, in reference to the schematic accompanying drawing in which: In Ia 1 is a flowchart illustrating the process of [the invention, indicating diverged uses of such process; À Ia figure 2 est un schema synoptique du systeme de mise en At Ia Figure 2 is a block diagram of the implementation system

oeuvre de ce procede. OUT SAID METHOD.

La figure 1 montre ['articulation du procede de geolocalisation a partir d'un assistant personnel, avec indication (au teas de cette figure) de Figure 1 shows [articulation of the process of geolocation from a personal assistant, stating (at teas of this figure)

divers modes de mise en ceuvre, correspondent a des utlisations distinctes. various modes of IMPLEMENTATION, match separate utlisations.

Comme indique en 1, le procede suppose au depart qutun utlisateur, aussi designe comme "porteur", dispose d'un assistant personnel. As indicated by 1, the process assumes departing qutun onscreen user, also designated as "carrier" has a personal assistant. Plus particulierement, I'assistant personnel possede une fonction de communication a distance, et il peut afficher des plans tels que More particularly, I'assistant staff possesses a communication function remote, and it can display plans as

des plans de villes, sur son ecran. city ​​maps on its screen.

Comme indique en 2, I'utilisateur qui souhaite se localiser commence par afficher, sur ltecran de son assistant personnel, un plan qui correspond a la zone geographique dans laquelle il se trouve a ['instant considere. As mentioned in 2, the user wishing to locate first displays on ltecran his personal assistant, a plan that corresponds to the geographical area in which it is a [moment considered. II s'agit, par exemple, du plan d'une ville ou d'un quartier de It is, for example, the plan of a city or a neighborhood

cette ville. this city.

Ensuite, comme indique en 3, le porteur de ['assistant personnel effectue, sur le plan affiche, une operation de pointage (couramment designee comme un "clic"), au point precis de ce plan ou il se trouve. Then, as shown in 3, the holder of [personal assistant performs on the plane shows a pointing operation (commonly designated as a "click"), the precise point of the plan or it is located. Cette operation de pointage definit les coordonnees geographiques X, Y du This pointing operation defines the geographical coordinates X, Y

lieu ou se trouve alors l'utilisateur. or place is so user.

Comme indique en 4, la position de l'utilisateur, definie par les coordonnees geographiques X, Y. est envoyee vers un centre de traitement situe a distance, sous la forme de messages courts de type "SMS", ou par As indicated in 4, the position of the user, defined by the coordinates X, Y is sent to a treatment facility located remotely, in the form of short messages of type "SMS", or

une connexion de type "GPRS". a connection type "GPRS".

Le centre de traitement rec,oit ainsi et stocke, comme indique en , des informations relatives a l'utilisateur, qui comprennent un numero identifiant l'utilisateur, la date et l'heure de l'appel recu en provenance de son assistant personnel, et la position signalee de l'utilisateur c'est a dire The rec treatment center, ilo and stores as well as indicates, information relating to the user, which include a number identifying the user, date and time of the call received from his personal assistant, and the reported position of the user that is to say

les coordonnees X, Y transmises. the coordinates X, Y transmitted.

A partir de la, le centre de traitement peut exploiter ces informations de diverges manieres: Comme indique en 6, le centre de traitement peut selectionner d'autres informations, cites "de proximite", en rapport avec la localisation de l'utilisateur, et alors renvoyer ces autres informations vers ['assistant personnel de l'utilisateur, sous la forme de messages courts de type "SMS", ou autres types de messages tels que "MMS", ou encore par une Starting with the treatment center can use this information in ways diverged: As indicated in 6, the processing center may select other information cited "of proximity" in relation to the location of the user, and then send these disclosures to [user's personal assistant, in the form of short message type "SMS", or other types of messages such as "multimedia" or by a

connexion du type "GPRS". connection type "GPRS".

Comme indique en 7, le centre de traitement permet aussi de visualiser la position de l'utilisateur, sur place ou a distance, pour assurer le As indicated by 7, the processing center also allows to visualize the position of the user, on site or remotely, to ensure the

suivi d'une "flotte" d'assistants personnels. followed by a "fleet" of personal assistants.

Enfin, comme indique en 8, le centre de traitement permet la visualisation de la position actuelle de l'utilisateur sur un autre assistant personnel, porte par une autre personne, les coordonnees X, Y de l'utilisateur qui a signale sa position etant, dans ce cas, retransmises vers Finally, as indicated in 8, the processing center allows viewing of the current position of the user on another personal assistant, door by another person, the coordinates X, Y of the user who reported being its position, in this case, transmitted to

l'autre assistant personnel, selon le mode dit "Peer to Peer". another personal assistant, according to the mode called "Peer to Peer".

La figure 2 est un schema synoptique du systeme de Figure 2 is a block diagram of the system of

geolocalisation, mettant en ceuvre le procede de la figure 1. geolocation, ceuvre using the method of Figure 1.

On a indique en 9 un assistant personnel, sur l'ecran 10 duquel peut etre affiche le plan P d'une certaine zone geographique, en particulier la zone ou se trouve le porteur de ['assistant personnel 9. A ['aide des moyens dont dispose ['assistant personnel 9, par exemple au moyen d'un styles 11, I'utilisateur peut pointer sur le plan P ltendroit precis ou il se trouve, ce point etant defini par ses coordonnees cartesiennes X, Y. S Le systeme comprend aussi le centre de traitement 12, lequel recoil, comme indique par la fleche 13, I'identification et les coordonnees X, Y de ['assistant personnel 9. Le centre de traitement 12 comprend, lui meme: À une memoire 14 de stockage des informations re,cues relatives a l'utilisateur (identification et position); It was indicated in 9 PDA, on the screen 10 can be displayed which the plane P in a certain geographic area, especially the area or is the holder of [personal assistant 9. [using the means available [personal assistant 9, for example using a 11 styles, the user can point the P ltendroit precise plan or he is, this being defined by its Cartesian coordinates X, Y. the system includes S also the processing center 12, which recoil, as indicated by the arrow 13, the identification and the coordinates X, Y [personal assistant 9. the processing center 12 includes himself same: in a memory storage 14 information re, cues relating to the user (identification and position); À un ecran d'ordinateur 15 permettant de visualiser les positions (definies par leurs coordonnees X, Y) des utilisateurs, pour leur suivi; On a computer screen 15 for displaying the position (defined by their coordinates X, Y) users, for monitoring; À un moteur de recherche 16; In a search engine 16; À une base de donnees 17 contenant des informations de proximite, correlees 3 des coordonndes geographiques X, Y. Ainsi, le moteur de recherche 16 utilise les coordonnees geographiques signalees X, Y du porteur de ['assistant personnel 9, pour effectuer la recherche, dans la base de donnees 17, d'informations de proximite qui correspondent 3 ces coordonnees X, Y. Les informations selectionnees INF vent renvoyees 3 i'assistant personnel 9 du porteur, comme le symbolise la fleche 18, ces informations pouvant s'afficher sur In a database containing 17 close to information correlated to geographical coordonndes 3 X, Y. Thus, the search engine uses 16 REPORTED geographical coordinates X, Y of the holder of [personal assistant 9, to search, in the database 17, information of proximity that match these three coordinates X, Y. the selected information returned wind INF 3 personnel i'assistant 9 of the holder, as symbolized by the arrow 18, this information can be displayed on

ltecran 10 de ['assistant personnel 9. ltecran 10 [personal assistant 9.

Les informations de proximite, ainsi retournees au porteur de I'assistant personnel 9 qui a signale sa position, peuvent etre des informations commerciales, des informations relatives 3 des services, des informations pratiques, etc... telles que: pharmacies, distributeurs de billets de barque, restaurants, promotions commerciales, services d'urgence, A titre d'exemple pratique d'utilisation, evidemment non Iimitatif, une personne porteuse d'un assistant personnel 9 affiche, sur The information from nearby, and returned to the carrier 9 I'assistant staff that reports its position, can be commercial information, information on 3 services, practical information, etc ... such as pharmacies, ATMs boat, restaurants, business promotions, emergency services, a practical example of use, obviously not Iimitatif, a person with a personal assistant 9 displays on

l'ecran 10 de son assistant personnel, le plan P de la ville ou elle se trouve. the screen 10 of the PDA, the plane P of the city where she is.

Le porteur de ['assistant personnel 9 peut alors se geolocaliser automatiquement, par un simple "clic" sur le plan affiche P au point precis de ce plan ou il se situe. The bearer of [personal assistant 9 can then geolocate automatically, with a single "click" on the map shows the precise point P of the plan or it is located. Apres une procedure de choix course, cette personne recoit sur son assistant personnel 9, depuis le centre de traitement 12, une information pertinente telle que ['identification du restaurant italien le plus proche (situe par exemple a moins de 100 metres After a procedure of choice race, that person receives his personal assistant 9 from the processing center 12, relevant information such as [identification of the nearest Italian restaurant (located eg less than 100 meters

du point ou s'est signalee ladite personne). point or said person is shown).

D'autres applications, plus particulibres, vent aussi envisageables. Other applications, more particulibres, wind also conceivable. Par exemple, un technician de maintenance, equipe d'un assistant personnel, peut d'un simple "clic" informer sa societe du lieu ou il se trouve, pour le suivi normal de son intervention ou en cas de difficulte particulibre. For example, a maintenance technician, equipped with a personal assistant, can a simple "click" inform his company or the place it is located, for normal monitoring his speech or in case of difficulty particulibre. Un automobiliste peut signaler avec precision ou il se trouve, par exemple en cas de panne. A motorist can report accurately and it is located, for example in case of failure. Ainsi, les applications possibles vent diversifiees, et ne se limitent pas au retour d'informations de proximite vers Thus, the possible applications Diversified wind, and are not limited to the return of information to close

ie porteur d'un assistant personnel qui vient de signaler sa position. ie carry a personal assistant who just reported its position.

Une autre application particuliere, illustree par le dessin, permet a deux personnel equipees d'un assistant personnel de savoir ou l'une se trouve par rapport a l'autre. Another particular application, illustrated by drawing, allows two staff equipped PDA to know where one is in relation to another. Dans ce cas, comme le montre notamment la partie inferieure de la figure 2, les coordonnees X, Y d'un assistant personnel 9, indiquant la position de son porteur, vent retransmises, comme le symbolise la fleche 19, vers ['assistant personnel 9' d'un autre porteur. In this case, as shown particularly in the lower part of Figure 2, the coordinates X, Y of a PDA 9, indicating the position of its bearer, retransmitted wind, as symbolized by arrow 19, to [personal assistant 9 'of another carrier. La position du premier assistant personnel 9 s'affiche ainsi, comme un point, sur un plan affiche sur l'ecran 10' d'un second assistant The position of the first personal assistant 9 appears so, as a point on a map displayed on the screen 10 'of a second assistant

personnel 9'. 9 staff.

Comme il va de soi, I'invention ne se limite pas aux seuls modes de mise en ceuvre de ce procede de geolocalisation qui ont ete decrits ci-dessus, a titre d'exmples. As goes without saying, the invention is not limited to only ceuvre in embodiments of such process of geolocation that have been described above, by way of exmples. Wile en embrasse, au contraire, toutes Wile embraces, on the contrary, all

les variantes de realisation et d'application respectant le meme principe. the realization and application variants observing the same principle.

C'est ainsi, notamment, que l'on ne s'eloignerait pas du cadre de ['invention: À en affichant sur ['assistant personnel tous plans ou cartes, preinstalles sur cet assistant personnel ou telecharges a partir de tout site INTERNET, cederom ou bases de donnees cartographiques; Thus, in particular, which is not departing from the scope of [the invention: In displaying the [personal assistant all plans or maps preinstalled on the PDA or downloaded from any WEB site, CD-ROM or map databases; À en modifiant ['architecture du systhme de geolocalisation, notamment de son centre de traitement, qui peut-etre un centre servour de toute configuration; In modifying [the architecture of systhme geolocation, including its treatment center, which maybe a servour center of any configuration; À en retournant vers ['assistant personnel, dont la position a ete signalee, des informations de toute nature: commerciales, pratiques, promotionnelles, etc On returning to [personal assistant, whose position has been reported, information of any kind: commercial, practical, promotional, etc.

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1. Procede de geolocalisation a partir d'un assistant personnel, caracterise en ce qu'il consiste a: À disposer d'un assistant personnel (9) avec fonction de communication a distance; 1. Process for geolocation from a personal assistant, characterizes in that it consists in: To have a personal assistant (9) with communication function remote; À afficher sur i'ecran (10) de ['assistant personnel un plan (P) de la zone geographique dans laquelle se trouve le porteur de cet assistant personnel (9); To display onto the CRT screen (10) [personal assistant a plane (P) of the geographical area in which is the bearer of this PDA (9); À pointer sur le plan affiche (P) la localisation precise du porteur de ['assistant personnel (9); To point to the map display (P) the precise location of the holder of [personal assistant (9); À convertir, dans ['assistant personnel (9), la position pointee en des coordonnees geographiques (X, Y); To convert in [personal assistant (9), pointed to the position of geographical coordinates (X, Y); et À envoyer a distance ces coordonnees geographiques (X, Y) vers un centre de traitement ( 12), apte a identifier le porteur de ['assistant personnel (9) et a exploiter les coordonnees and send to the remote geographical coordinates (X, Y) to a processing center (12), adapted to identify the wearer of [personal assistant (9) and to operate the coordinates
(X, Y) recues. (X, Y) received.
2. Procede de geolocalisation selon la revendication 1, caracterise en ce que des plans (P) vent preinstalles sur ['assistant personnel (9) par le constructeur de celui-ci, ou vent telecharges sur ['assistant personnel (9), notamment a partir d'un site INTERNET ou d'un cederom. 2. Method geolocation according to claim 1, characterized in that said planes (P) preinstalled wind [personal assistant (9) by the manufacturer thereof, or downloaded wind [personal assistant (9), in particular from a WEB site or a CD-ROM.
3. Procede de geolocalisation selon la revendication 1 ou 2, caracterise en ce que les coordonnees geographiques, definies par pointage d'une position sur le plan (P) affiche sur ['assistant personnel (9), vent des 3. Method geolocation according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the geographical coordinates, defined by pointing a position on the plane (P) displayed on [personal assistant (9) wind
coordonnees cartesiennes (X, Y). Cartesian coordinates (X, Y).
4. Procede de geolocalisation selon l'une quelconque des 4. Method geolocation according to any one of
revendications 1 a 3, caracterise en ce que les coordonnees geographiques claims 1 to 3, characterized in that the geographical coordinates
(X, Y) vent envoyees vers le centre de traitement (12) sous la forme de (X, Y) SENT wind towards the processing center (12) in the form of
messages courts du type "SMS, ou par une connexion du type "GPRS". short messages like "SMS, or a type of connection" GPRS ".
5. Procedes de geolocalisation selon l'une quelconque des 5. Processes geolocation according to any one of
revendications 1 a 4, caracterise en ce que le centre de traitement (12) claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the central processor (12)
exploite les coordonnees geographiques re,cues (X, Y) en effectuant une recherche dans une base de donnees (17) d'informations de proximite, et en renvoyant, vers ['assistant personnel (9) localise, des informations de proximite (INF) selectionnees en fonction de la position de cet assistant exploits the geographical coordinates re, cues (X, Y) by searching in a database (17) close to information, and returning towards [personal assistant (9) locates, near the information (INF ) selected for the position of this wizard
personnel (9). personnel (9).
6. Procede de geolocalisation selon l'une quelconque des 6. Method geolocation according to any one of
revendications 1 a 5, caracterise en ce que le centre de traitement (12) est claims 1 to 5, characterized in that the central processor (12) is
prevu pour suivre et visualiser, en les affichant sur un ecran d'ordinateur ou un moniteur (15), les positions signalees d'un ensemble d'assistants expected to follow and visualize, displaying on a computer screen or monitor (15) REPORTED positions of a set of wizards
personnels (9,9'). Personal (9.9 ').
7. Procede de geolocalisation selon l'une quelconque des 7. Method geolocation according to any one of
revendications 1 a 6, caracterise en ce que le centre de traitement (12) claims 1 to 6, characterized in that the central processor (12)
retransmet la position signalee du porteur d'un assistant personnel (9) vers retransmits the reported position of the holder of a personal digital assistant (9) to
['assistant personnel (9') d'un autre porteur. [Personal assistant (9 ') of another carrier.
8. Systeme de geolocalisation a partir d'un assistant personnel, pour la mise en ceuvre du procede selon l'une quelconque des 8. geolocation System from a personal assistant for Process ceuvre the implementation of any one of
revendications 1 a 7, caracterise en ce qu'il comprend, en combinaison: claims 1 to 7, characterized in that it comprises, in combination:
À un ensemble d'assistants personnels (9, 9') identifiables a distance, apses a afficher des plans (P) de zones geographiques sur leurs ecrans (10, 10') respectifs, et À au moins un centre de traitement (12) prevu pour recevoir et exploiter les coordonnees geographiques (X, Y) re,cues d'un assistant personnel (9), À ces coordonnees etant definies par pointage sur un plan affiche sur l'ecran (10) de ['assistant personnel (9) , et In a set of personal assistants (9, 9 ') identifiable at a distance, has apses display planes (P) of geographical areas on their screens (10, 10') respectively, and In at least one treatment center (12) expected to receive and exploit the geographical coordinates (X, Y) re, cues a personal assistant (9) in these coordinates being defined by score on a map displayed on the screen (10) [personal assistant (9 ), and
etant transmises par celui-ci au centre de traitement (12). being transmitted by the latter to the processing center (12).
9.Systeme de geolocalisation selon la revendication 8, caracterise en ce que le centre de traitement (12) comprend lui-meme, en combinaison, des moyens de stockage ( 14) des coordonnees geographiques (X, Y) recues d'un assistant personnel (9, 9'), un moteur de recherche (16), et une base de donnees (17) contenant des informations de proximite (INF), telles que des informations commerciales et/ou relatives a des services, correlees a des coordonnees geographiques (X, Y), ainsi que des moyens pour ltemission des informations de proximite selectionnees (INF), en direction de ['assistant personnel (9) correspondent 9.The geolocation according to claim 8, characterized in that the central processor (12) itself comprises, in combination, storing means (14) of geographical coordinates (X, Y) received from a personal assistant (9, 9 '), a search engine (16), and a database (17) containing proximity information (INF), such as commercial and / or relating to services, correlated to geographical coordinates (X, Y), and means for ltemission information from nearby SELECTED (INF) in the direction of [personal assistant (9) match
a une demande d'informations. a request for information.
10.Systeme de geolocalisation selon la revendication 8 ou 9, caracterise en ce que le centre de traitement (12) comprend un ecran de visualization (15), pour l'affichage des positions des assistants personnels 10.The geolocation according to claim 8 or 9, characterized in that the central processor (12) comprises a screen of visualization (15) for displaying positions PDAs
(9, 9'). (9, 9 ').
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