Mobile Augmented Reality Support for Architects Based on Feature Tracking Techniques

  • Michael Bang Nielsen
  • Gunnar Kramp
  • Kaj Grønbæk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3038)

Abstract

This paper presents a mobile Augmented Reality (AR) system called the SitePack supporting architects in visualizing 3D models in real-time on site. We describe how vision based feature tracking techniques can help architects making decisions on site concerning visual impact assessment. The AR system consists only of a tablet PC, a web cam and a custom software component. No preparation of the site is required and accurate initialization, which has not been addressed by previous papers on real-time feature tracking, is achieved by a combination of automatic and manual techniques.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Bang Nielsen
    • 1
  • Gunnar Kramp
    • 2
  • Kaj Grønbæk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceAarhus UniversityÅrhus NDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus School of ArchitectureÅrhusDenmark

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