Resource Annotation and Delivery
for Mobile Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality Browser
On mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, so called augmented
reality browsers provide a computer-supported, extended reality by
displaying relevant information in the user's environment. Such information
can be shown in a list, a map, or even embedded in the real environment.
Such augmented reality browser are available as free "apps" for
any common smartphone. The most popular browsers
and Wikitude as well as the no longer
existing Junaio and Aloqa.
A asmple content display in the "reality view" mode of the
The RADAR platform
RADAR offers an open social media system for contributing, managing, and
sharing arbitrary geocontents from different sources such as the social and
semantic web and digital libraries.
By using the respective adapters, geocontents managed within RADAR can be
used in augmented reality browsers.
Additionally, RADAR allows for accessing and aggregating contents from a
variety of external services such as Flickr, Foursquare, Last.fm, LinkedGeoData, Twitter, or
Details about the available RADAR instances can be
found here. Furthermore, you can get
some more details about the RADAR main components.
A geocontent in RADAR consists at least of a geocoordinate and a title, and can be enriched with arbitrary multimedia contents such as text documents, videos, audio files, or even 3D-models.
RADAR Use Cases
By using open and closed groups, RADAR allows for realising a plenitude of
use cases. This includes controlled environments, but also open and
collaborative scenarios with a variety of participation means for all users.
Here you can finde some examples for
planned or already realised scenarios.