UBIGIouS: a ubiquitous, mixed-reality geographic information system

Daniel Porta, Jan Conrad

In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-08) January 13-16 Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Spain Pages 393-396 ACM 2008.


Moving in virtual environments has become very common. On the one hand there are e.g. non-interactive route guidance systems which are not adequate for pedestrians. On the other hand interactive applications like Second Life fascinate a broad community. This work presents the information system UBIGIouS that combines reality with virtuality in an interactive mixed reality scenario. It is intended to link Virtual Reality Geographic Information Systems with purely virtual interactive applications. For ubiquitous access, users can participate from their homes by standard, stationary PCs or on site using mobile devices like smartphones. By means of visual building recognition capabilities UBIGIouS offers location-based services with or without positioning via the Global Positioning System GPS.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz