GeoPointer - Approaching tangible augmentation of the real world

Authors Wolfgang Beer
Editors G. Kotsis
D. Taniar
E. Pardede
I. Awan
I. Saleh
I. Khalil
Title GeoPointer - Approaching tangible augmentation of the real world
Booktitle Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2010)
Type in proceedings
Publisher ACM
Month November
Year 2010
Pages 229-233
SCCH ID# 1042

GeoPointer presents a concept which enables a smartphone to act as a tangible pointer, in order to receive information about an object in the real world. By pointing to an object, such as a peak or a building, the user automatically receives context information about the selected object. The aim is to introduce the intuitive approach of pointing to objects in combination with digital information repositories. Therefore a tangible pointing device, such as a smartphone is used to track a user's pointing direction. Compared to the complex geometric transformations of the state-of-the-art visual augmented reality applications, the pointing approach offers the user an intuitive way to specifically select objects of interest within a real world outdoor scenario.