(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2006/0106536 Al
Park (43) Pub. Date: May 18,2006
(54) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING
MAP DATA, AND COMPUTER-READABLE
MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR
EXECUTING THE METHOD
(75) Inventor: Sung-il Park, Suwon-si (KR)
SUGHRUE MION, PLLC
2100 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20037 (US)
(73) Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
(21) Appl. No.: 11/193,363
(22) Filed: Aug. 1, 2005
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Nov. 12, 2004 (KR) 10-2004-0092337
(51) Int. CI.
G01C 21/30 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 701/208; 340/995.14
A method and an apparatus for easily updating map data in real time, using a device employing map data or a navigation system, through a transport protocol expert group (TPEG) service, and a computer-readable medium storing a computer program for executing the method, as provided. The method includes determining if the map data has changed using location information received from at least one of a broadcasting network, the Internet, and a transmission medium; and updating the map data based on the location information if the map data has changed.