MobiAR: Tourist Experiences through Mobile Augmented Reality

Egileak: David Marimon and Cristina Sarasua and Paula Carrasco and Roberto Álvarez and Javier Montesa and Tomasz Adamek and Idoia Romero and Mario Ortega and Pablo Gasco

Data: 13.10.2010


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Abstract

Tourists usually request precise and tailored information while exploring a destination. They need accurate information about accommodation, restaurants and tourist attractions, amongst others, in order to make the most of their experience. Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) can help tourists in the process of obtaining such information in a very simple way. MobiAR is an Android service platform for tourist information based on AR, which allows users to browse information and multimedia content about a city through their own mobile devices. Not only does the platform handle location-based information and user preferences, but it also takes advantage of computer vision technologies, so as to determine the tourist resource the user is interested in. This paper presents the main use cases covered by MobiAR and describes the main technological components. Furthermore, the validation scenarios that have been defined for San Sebastian and Valencia are also explained.

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@Article {
author = {David Marimon and Cristina Sarasua and Paula Carrasco and Roberto Álvarez and Javier Montesa and Tomasz Adamek and Idoia Romero and Mario Ortega and Pablo Gasco},
title = {MobiAR: Tourist Experiences through Mobile Augmented Reality},
keywds = {
Mobile Augmented Reality, interactive experiences, context-based multimedia, tourism
}
abstract = {
Tourists usually request precise and tailored information while exploring a destination. They need accurate information about accommodation, restaurants and tourist attractions, amongst others, in order to make the most of their experience. Mobile Augmented Reality (AR) can help tourists in the process of obtaining such information in a very simple way. MobiAR is an Android service platform for tourist information based on AR, which allows users to browse information and multimedia content about a city through their own mobile devices. Not only does the platform handle location-based information and user preferences, but it also takes advantage of computer vision technologies, so as to determine the tourist resource the user is interested in. This paper presents the main use cases covered by MobiAR and describes the main technological components. Furthermore, the validation scenarios that have been defined for San Sebastian and Valencia are also explained.
}
date = {2010-10-13},
year = {2010},
}
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