Real Time Animated Map Viewer (AMV)

  • Neeraj Gangwal
  • P. K. Garg
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 182)


3D game engines are originally developed for 3D games. In combination with developing technologies we can use game engines to develop a 3D graphics based navigation system or 3D Animated Map Viewer (AMV). Visualizing geospatial data (buildings, roads, rivers, etc) in 3D environment is more relevant for navigation systems or maps rather than using symbolic 2D maps. As 3D visualization provides real spatial information (colors and shapes) and the 3D models resembles the real world objects. So, 3D view provides high accuracy in navigation. This paper describes the development of human interactive 3D navigation system in virtual 3D world space. This kind of 3D system is very useful for the government organization, school bodies, and companies having large campuses, etc for their people or employers for navigation purposes.


Short Path Road Segment Real World Object Path Finding Augmented Reality System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Bier, E.A., Stone, M.C., Pier, K., Buxton, W., De Rose, T.D.: Toolglass and magic lenses: The see-through interface. In: SIGGRAPH 1993: Proc. of the 20th Annual Conf. on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, pp. 73–80 (1993)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Golledge, R.: Place recognition and wayfinding: Making sense of space. Geoforum 23(2), 199–214 (1992)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Schoning, J., Kruger, A., Müller, H.J.: Interaction of mobile camera devices with physical maps. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 4th Intl. Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), pp. 121–124 (2006)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Siegel, A., White, S.: The development of spatial representations of large-scale environments. In: Reese, H. (ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behavior, vol. 10, pp. 9–55. Academic Press, New York (1975)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Urquhart, K., Cartwright, W., Miller, S., Mitchell, K., Quirion, C., Benda, P.: Cartographic representations in location-based services. In: Proc. 21st Intl. Cartographic Conference, pp. 2591–2602 (2003)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Montello, D.: A new framework for understanding the acquisition of spatial knowledge in large-scale environments. In: Egenhofer, M., Golledge, R. (eds.) Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems. Spatial Information Systems, pp. 143–154. Oxford Univ. Press (1998)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rekimoto, J.: The magnifying glass approach to augmented reality systems. In: International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence/Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (ICAT/VRST), pp. 123–132 (1995)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Rohs, M., Essl, G.: Which One is Better? Information Navigation Techniques for Spatially Aware Handheld Displays. In: Proc. of the Eighth International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, pp. 100–107 (November 2006)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Yee, K.-P.: Peephole displays: Pen interaction on spatially aware handheld computers. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1–8 (2003)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Mehra, S., Werkhoven, P., Worring, M.: Navigating on handheld displays: Dynamic versus static peephole navigation. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 13(4), 448–457 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Jul, S., Furnas, G.W.: Critical zones in desert fog: aids to multiscale navigation. In: Proc. UIST 1998, pp. 97–106 (1998)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Rekimoto, J.: Tilting Operations for Small Screen Interfaces. In: Proc. UIST 1996, pp. 167–168 (1996)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

Personalised recommendations