Articles | Volume 5
30 May 2024
 | 30 May 2024

Combination of Augmented Reality and 3D Geographic Information: A User perspective towards Feature-Based Augmented Reality

Te-Lun Huang and Jung-Hong Hong

Keywords: Augmented Reality, 3D GIS, Indoor Positioning, UWB, Occlusion

Abstract. Augmented Reality (AR) has become widely popular due to its innovative interface and immersive interactions, appealing to both experienced professionals and novice users, making it a versatile technology in various fields. Combining AR with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has emerged as a valuable approach for enhancing the information available in AR-based applications. In this study, we propose an application framework that integrates Ultra WideBand (UWB) indoor positioning, feature-based 3D GIS, and AR. The feature-based AR scenes were designed to provide enriched information and consider the effects of object occlusion to enhance the user experience. Additionally, a transparent mode allows users to move obstacles based on the 3D features creates an intuitive and adaptable interaction environment. This research demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed framework in achieving real-time applications such as facility management, surveillance, and object search in indoor environments.