Back to Reality: augmented reality from field survey to tourist guide

Ryan, Nick S. (2000) Back to Reality: augmented reality from field survey to tourist guide. In: Forthcoming paper in Virtual Archaeology between Scientific Research and Territorial Marketing, proceedings of the VAST EuroConference, Arezzo, Italy. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Current approaches to Virtual Archaeology concentrate on presenting information at a static location, often one that is remote from the objects and environments described. This paper examines what the future holds for the mobile user. When the researcher leaves their desktop computer behind or the tourist leaves the museum, how can evolving technologies help them to understand, interpret and interact with their environment? The paper outlines current developments in location and context aware systems and looks forward to the possibilities of systems variously described as ubiquitous or pervasive computing environments. Together, these technologies allow an Augmented Reality approach in which the user can view relevant information as they move about the real world.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: XML, XSLT, mobile computing, location aware, context aware, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, augmented reality, virtual archaeology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2009 20:06
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 10:41
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