BCS OSSG + BCS Hampshire – Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android
Thursday July 4th 2013
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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.
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