Resource Annotation and Delivery
for Mobile Augmented Reality Services

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 are Layar and Wikitude as well as the no longer existing Junaio and Aloqa.

Reality View within Layar
A asmple content display in the "reality view" mode of the Layar browser

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 YouTube.

Details about the available RADAR instances can be found here. Furthermore, you can get some more details about the RADAR main components.

RADAR Geocontents

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.

RADAR was funded by the Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Innovation
Project duration: 04/2010-03/2011
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