Colorado, USA, 20 July 2006: LandNet Corp. has been issued a patent from the U.S. Patent Office for a suite of their online mapping functions. The patent titled “Land Software Tool” includes several functions that provide the online map drawing and measuring capabilities available on the LandVoyage mapping website.
Developed in 2000, LandVoyage (www.landvoyage.com) is a turnkey online mapping business that competes in many of the same markets as Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and GlobeXplorer. The LandVoyage patent number 7,054,741 was issued on May 30, 2006 and relates back to the date of the original provisional patent application, which was filed on February 11, 2002.
With the patent recently awarded, LandNet Corp. is currently exploring opportunities to sell the LandVoyage Internet mapping business along with all existing and future patents. The company is also interested in other joint venture opportunities, such as a strategic merger or technology/ patent licensing.