søndag den 22. november 2009

'Augmented reality' fuses the Web and the world around you

Hvis ikke du se mit indlæg ved Kortdage 2009 så er her chancen: http://gisdk.blogspot.com/2009/11/augmented-reality-i-en-web-20-verden.html

Just returned from a Danish GIS conference at which I had the pleasure of talking about augmented reality and some serious usage of AR. So far, in my opinion, AR has only been used for simple fun and child play ...


The cameras on some new phones don't show the world as you've known it.

Instead of just viewing the usual landscape of people, places and things on their screens, you see circles, rectangles and icons floating on top of the scenery. Tap one to display a snippet of Internet data about whatever lies behind that tag. As you look around, the view on the phone's display shifts accordingly, presenting new shortcuts to whatever the Web knows about your surroundings.

The concept goes by the name augmented reality, and it's been quietly bringing one of the Internet's hokiest promises to a mainstream audience.

Using the Yelp program, you can find out about clubs and restaurants as you point some smartphones.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/20/AR2009112001318.html

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