Geographic-Aware Augmented Reality for VGI
Keywords: volunteered geographic information, augmented reality, geoAR, in-situ study
Abstract. Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) has been a constantly growing field over the last decade, but the utilised technologies (i.e., mobile phones) are not able to exploit the full potential concerning effort and accuracy of registering geographic data. This paper introduces the GeoAR Glasses, a novel technology enabling the use of Geographic-Aware Augmented Reality for Mobile Geographic Information Systems (Mobile GIS) and Location-Based Services (LBS). The potentials of the GeoAR Glasses with respect to current mobile mapping applications is shown by means of an in-situ study (N=42) comparing two different modes of collecting VGI data. For the comparison we take into account the accuracy of the mapped data points and the time needed to complete the mapping. The results show that the GeoAR Glasses outperform the mobile application concerning both positional accuracy and completion time.