Closing date
17 March 2015 09:00

BCS Hampshire Augmented Reality for Walkers on Android joint event with BCS Open Source

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Southampton Solent University , Reginald Mitchell Building, RM 325 3rd Floor, 326 East Park Terrace, Southampton , SO14 0RD
Organiser: BCS Hampshire Branch
Price: FOC to both BCS and Non BCS Member
A joint event with BCS Open Source

Speaker: Nick Whitelegg

Augmented reality - the concept of overlaying the real world with digital data - is becoming increasingly popular in the smartphone app world.
This talk will discuss the development of an Android augmented reality app for walkers in which the camera feed is overlaid with footpath data from OpenStreetMap.
The talk will discuss the technical details of how the app is being developed - including use of the sensor and OpenGL APIs - as well as some of the issues surrounding the real-world usability of the app, and how the app is expected to develop in the future.
Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.