Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android – Southampton 17/03/2015

OpenStreetMapThe BCS Hampshire Branch, Southampton Solent University and the BCS OSSG are hosting a talk discussing the development of an Android augmented reality app for walkers in which the camera feed is overlaid with footpath data from OpenStreetMap.

The event will be held on Tuesday 17th March at Southampton Solent University, Reginald Mitchell building, 3rd floor, room RM325, 326 East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required.


Speaker: Nick Whitelegg

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

The talk will discuss the technical details of how the Android augmented reality app for walkers 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, and how the app is expected to develop in the future.

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.