Title

TigAR: An Augmented Reality Map Application

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Science

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Computer Science

Third Author Status

Senior

Fourth Author Major

Computer Science

Fourth Author Status

Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Shon Vick

Faculty Mentor Email

svick@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Osvaldo Jimenez

Additional Faculty Mentor Email

ojimenez@pacific.edu

Additional Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Abstract:

TigAR is an interactive augmented reality (AR) map of the University of the Pacific (UOP) which can be accessed by a GPS enabled smartphone mobile device. This application is used to help locate specific buildings on the Pacific campus and shows information about the building. The problem TigAR will solve is that of lost and confused people on the UOP campus, through using their camera with a graphical overlay of arrows on their mobile device.

All of the information used will be taken from the UOP official website, and GPS functionality will be handled by third-party APIs. What we currently have is the image recognition working with a target image, the 2D UOP campus map is displayed, and a simple application has been created to run TigAR on a mobile device.

Using this application a user can experience a new way to view campus maps, rather than viewing a traditional 2D image. More information about UOP buildings and the steps to get there can be available with TigAR. This application will lend itself towards the era of AR maps for future campuses.

Artist Statement:

TigAR is designed to help its user navigate to the buildings on campus. Currently, the existing system to navigate the UOP campus is through an online map, or sparsely located plaque directories around campus. We were inspired to improve this through the use of AR. Stickers are incorporated as an interactive component for our AR application which the user can view in their surroundings. To exhibit school spirit we chose to use UOP related items as the images for our stickers.

We want users to feel confident in their surroundings with the TigAR app. Therefore, this app allows users to easily find their desired location on the UOP campus while learning about each building.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

4-5-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2018 4:00 PM

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TigAR: An Augmented Reality Map Application

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Abstract:

TigAR is an interactive augmented reality (AR) map of the University of the Pacific (UOP) which can be accessed by a GPS enabled smartphone mobile device. This application is used to help locate specific buildings on the Pacific campus and shows information about the building. The problem TigAR will solve is that of lost and confused people on the UOP campus, through using their camera with a graphical overlay of arrows on their mobile device.

All of the information used will be taken from the UOP official website, and GPS functionality will be handled by third-party APIs. What we currently have is the image recognition working with a target image, the 2D UOP campus map is displayed, and a simple application has been created to run TigAR on a mobile device.

Using this application a user can experience a new way to view campus maps, rather than viewing a traditional 2D image. More information about UOP buildings and the steps to get there can be available with TigAR. This application will lend itself towards the era of AR maps for future campuses.

Artist Statement:

TigAR is designed to help its user navigate to the buildings on campus. Currently, the existing system to navigate the UOP campus is through an online map, or sparsely located plaque directories around campus. We were inspired to improve this through the use of AR. Stickers are incorporated as an interactive component for our AR application which the user can view in their surroundings. To exhibit school spirit we chose to use UOP related items as the images for our stickers.

We want users to feel confident in their surroundings with the TigAR app. Therefore, this app allows users to easily find their desired location on the UOP campus while learning about each building.