Extended Overview Techniques for Outdoor Augmented Reality
|Authors||Veas Eduardo, Grasset Raphael, Kruijff Ernst, Schmalstieg Dieter|
|Appeared in||IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings Virtual Reality 2012)|
In this paper, we explore techniques that aim to improve site understanding for outdoor Augmented Reality (AR) applications. While the first person perspective in AR is a direct way of filtering and zooming on a portion of the data set, it severely narrows overview of the situation, particularly over large areas. We present two interactive techniques to overcome this problem: multi-view AR and variable perspective view. We describe in details the conceptual, visualization and interaction aspects of these techniques and their evaluation through a comparative user study. The results we have obtained strengthen the validity of our approach and the applicability of our methods to a large range of application domains.