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Closing date
04 July 2013 12:00

BCS Hampshire Branch - Augmented Realist for Walkers on Andriod

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Southampton Solent University , Room 326 3rd Floor Reginald Mitchell Building Southampton Solent University , SO14 0RD
Organiser: BCS Hampshire Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS Members and Non-members.

Joint event with BCS Open Source SG.

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.

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.

Closing date for bookings is Thursday 4 July 2013 at 12:00pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.
For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event please note that BCS do not issue invitation letters.
More information on this event can be found on the BCS Hampshire Branch Website.