Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android

Tuesday 17 March 2015

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Room 325, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Free and open to all.

Nick Whitelegg


Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Open Source Specialist Group and Southampton Solent University.

This event is free, open to all, but please book through the BCS website both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited.

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, 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.


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