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This project is funded by JISC under the Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant Programme.

 

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The project has begun to create a pilot system using the Layar augmented reality browser.  This system will feature a test set of approximately 30 points of interest (POIs), which have been collated by two students in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences who are assisting the project as part of their final-year dissertation assignments.  To create this pilot, we are using two application resources:

The freeware software GPS Utility offers the potential to batch convert standard Ordnance Survey grid references into latitude/longitude data, which then works with a variety of online mapping applications, including Google maps.  Although the user interface requires some patience for inexperienced users, it is a powerful and accurate tool.

Secondly, and as previously mentioned on this blog, the Hoppala Augmentation GUI enables straightforward creation of POIs to work with Layar.  This effectively offers a ‘point and click’ system to select the location of POIs, with a pop up box allowing for all extra information to be entered.  Hoppala supports all functions of Layar including setting proximity triggers and embedding 3D objects.

Further progress on the pilot system will be posted here as it becomes available.  Watch this space!

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