Volume XLII-4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4, 261–266, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-261-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4, 261–266, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-261-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  19 Sep 2018

19 Sep 2018

CHEAP AND IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY: APPLICATION IN CARTOGRAPHY

L. Herman, O. Kvarda, and Z. Stachoň L. Herman et al.
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, The Czech Republic

Keywords: 3D visualization, Carthoreality, evaluation, headset, low-cost virtual reality, Unity, user study

Abstract. In this paper, we analysed and tested the possibilities for the use of low-cost VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, with a focus on cartographic visualization. Low-cost devices were compared and classified into three categories (low-end, mid-range and high-end). We also created a pilot virtual environment, called “Carthoreality”, and conducted simple pilot user testing using this virtual environment and the three low-end headsets. Our pilot test shows a few drawbacks to these devices, including weight of the headset and penetrating light. Some problems in terms of user aspects were also identified, such as nausea while wearing headsets or disorientation after removing them, which occurred for all users.