EP1872294: VIRTUAL EARTH
Invention relates to a method and/or system for providing a common repository for information about the "real" world. Such information can include detailed information about a particular object or area of interest. A user can request information regarding, for example, a university campus. A bird's-eye view of the campus can be displayed along with specific information regarding each building, structure, office, etc. associated with the campus. The displayed information can include names of buildings, faculty, subjects, room numbers, phone numbers, etc. Such information can also be provided for a variety of other structures or areas (e.g., shopping malls, office buildings, government buildings, apartment buildings, and the like). The information can be submitted from the owner, occupant, and/or other authorized person associated with the structure and/or can be obtained from public resources.