AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON targeting mobile ads based on a map - This application from Huyundai seeks to patent the idea of...an advertisement server providing ads to users in a geographic region based on a map! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 5/15/2009 that discusses:
- specifying a "region of interest" on a map and targeting ads to users who go there
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO uses time of day or text of the advertisement to decide whether to display ads
TITLE: Embedded map with dedicated advertising region
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A system using a map which targets ads based on a region of interest on the map and location of users
- Publication Number: US20130132198 A1
- Application Number: US 13/618,188
- Assignee: Huyundai
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 5/15/2009
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 11/19/2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
An advertisement system using an embedded map, the system comprising:
A space of interest (SOI) server for generating location based data using an SOI object; and
An advertisement server for providing advertisement content information to an advertisement region of the embedded map using the location based data.
In English this means:
An advertisement system which uses an embedded map, comprising
An "SOI" server which manages location information for the user; and
An advertisement server which provides ad information to the dedicated advertising region of the embedded map
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 5/15/2009
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming using time of day or text of advertisement to targeted ads to specific "spaces of interest" on a map
"Embedded map with dedicated advertising region from the Applicant"
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