Patent Number: 7,088,365

Title: Map display device and method for displaying map

Abstract: In a map display device, a photographic map can be displayed in different modes. When it is determined that the photographic map is displayed in a combined map mode, a road line is displayed on a road of the photographic map at a display scale equal to or smaller than 100 m scales. At a scale larger than 100 m scales, information items that provide road information other than the road line are displayed on the photographic map. Since the road line is not displayed on the photographic map, the information items other than the road line are easily recognized.

Inventors: Hashizume; Masayuki (Kariya, JP)

Assignee: Denso Corporation

International Classification: G06T 3/00 (20060101); G06T 3/40 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018