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Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android – BCS OSSG joint event with BCS Hampshire

BCS OSSG + BCS Hampshire – Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android

Thursday July 4th 2013

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location : Southampton Solent University , Room 326 3rd Floor Reginald Mitchell Building Southampton Solent University , SO14 0RD
Speaker: Dr Nick Whitelegg

Augmented reality – the concept of overlaying the real world with digital data – is becoming increasingly popular in the smartphone app world.

This talk will discuss the development of an Android augmented reality app for walkers in which the camera feed is overlaid with footpath data from OpenStreetMap.

The talk will discuss the technical details of how the app is being developed – including use of the sensor and OpenGL APIs – as well as some of the issues surrounding the real-world usability of the app.

Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.

This free event is open to both BCS and Non-BCS attendees, jointly with the Hampshire Branch, BCS Open Source SG and Southampton Solent University.

Booking details : https://events.bcs.org/book/717/ .