AUGMENTED REALITY INTERFACE FOR INTERACTING WITH DISPLAYED MAPS

Utility Patent Application (A1)

December 20, 2018

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Applicants: Apple Inc.

Inventors: Nathan L. Fillhardt, Adrian P. Lindberg, Vincent P. Arroyo, Justin M. Strawn

Various embodiments of the disclosure pertain to an augmented or virtual reality interface for interacting with maps displayed from a virtual camera perspective on a mobile device. Instead of manipulating the position of the virtual camera using a touchscreen interface, some embodiments allow a spatial location of the mobile device to control the position of the virtual camera. For example, a user can tilt the mobile device to obtain different angles of the virtual camera. As another example, the user can move the mobile device vertically to change the height of the virtual camera, e.g., a higher altitude above the ground.