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Detail-in-context lenses for digital image cropping, measurement and online maps

Image Number 16 for United States Patent #8120624.

In one or more implementations, a signal is received selecting a geographic location in an original image of a digital map for display on a display. The original image is distorted to give an appearance of a lens being applied to the digital map for display on the display, the appearance of the lens including a focal region that includes a magnification of the geographic location and a base region that surrounds the focal region.

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