Palantir Technologies has been granted a patent for a computer system that can generate digital maps with waypoints based on user input for spatial or temporal interpolation. The system can dynamically update the map based on changing user preferences and display multiple journeys with proximity indications. GlobalData’s report on Palantir Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Computer system for mapping routes with user-defined waypoints

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Palantir Technologies Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11971275B2) discloses a computer system designed to generate digital maps based on previously stored journeys. The system includes a hardware computer processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium with software instructions. Users can select between spatial or temporal interpolation strategies, inputting precision levels accordingly. The system then determines waypoints on the journey based on the selected strategy and precision, displaying them on the digital map. Users can dynamically generate new waypoint data by changing interpolation strategies or precision levels, updating the map accordingly. Additionally, the system can display multiple waypoints from different journeys and indicate locations where these journeys are within a threshold distance.

The computer system also allows for the creation of heat maps with visual indicators showing relationships between distance or time criteria of different journey portions. The hardware computer processor is further configured to store each generated waypoint as objects in a database. The method involves similar steps as the system, with users selecting interpolation strategies, inputting precision levels, and generating waypoints on the digital map based on the selected parameters. The method also includes updating the map with new waypoint data, displaying multiple waypoints from different journeys, and indicating locations where these journeys are within a threshold distance. Additionally, the method involves providing data to a display driver to configure the display screen for showing the digital map and storing each generated waypoint as objects in a database.

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