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Integrating AR services for the masses: geotagged POI transformation platform

Jakub Trojan (Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Ostrava, Czech Republic)

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology

ISSN: 1757-9880

Article publication date: 1 August 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose the platform for effective transformation of points of interests (POIs) into augmented reality (AR), specifically into the three major software tools – Junaio, Layar and Wikitude. The objective is to facilitate the creation of POIs for common users of these programs and, thus, encourage the general public to participate in the formation of a new concept of applications using AR and location-based services.

Design/methodology/approach

The subject of this study was analysis of methods used for POI dynamisation under the context of location-based services. This paper suggests methodology based on database format transformation. It is focused on the creation of platform for automated geotagged POI transformation into AR.

Findings

The research results in prototype of online platform which is capable to automatically transform geotagged POI to three major AR applications. It discusses also the model implementation of this platform in Czech national tourist authority.

Research limitations/implications

The paper presents a proof-of-concept of dynamisation and transformation of an unspecified number of POIs stored in a simple table database and their transformation into the AR.

Practical implications

Services of AR are brought for the masses to effectively dynamise tourist information.

Social implications

Results could make the process of multimedialising data (POIs) more suitable for masses.

Originality/value

This paper presents a proof-of-concept of dynamisation and transformation of an unspecified number of POIs stored in a simple table database and their transfer into the three major AR applications.

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Citation

Trojan, J. (2016), "Integrating AR services for the masses: geotagged POI transformation platform", Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 254-265. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-07-2015-0028

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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