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Articles | Volume XLII-4/W1
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W1, 151–157, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W1-151-2016
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W1, 151–157, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W1-151-2016

  29 Sep 2016

29 Sep 2016

APPROACH AND EVALUATION OF A MOBILE VIDEO-BASED AND LOCATION-BASED AUGMENTED REALITY PLATFORM FOR INFORMATION BROKERAGE

H. Dastageeri, M. Storz, A. Koukofikis, S. Knauth, and V. Coors H. Dastageeri et al.
  • Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Faculty Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Schellingstr. 24, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

Keywords: Augmented Reality, Image tracking, Edutainment, ARML, GPS, Beacons, Gamification, User Experience

Abstract. Providing mobile location-based information for pedestrians faces many challenges. On one hand the accuracy of localisation indoors and outdoors is restricted due to technical limitations of GPS and Beacons. Then again only a small display is available to display information as well as to develop a user interface. Plus, the software solution has to consider the hardware characteristics of mobile devices during the implementation process for aiming a performance with minimum latency. This paper describes our approach by including a combination of image tracking and GPS or Beacons to ensure orientation and precision of localisation. To communicate the information on Points of Interest (POIs), we decided to choose Augmented Reality (AR). For this concept of operations, we used besides the display also the acceleration and positions sensors as a user interface.

This paper especially goes into detail on the optimization of the image tracking algorithms, the development of the video-based AR player for the Android platform and the evaluation of videos as an AR element in consideration of providing a good user experience. For setting up content for the POIs or even generate a tour we used and extended the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML).