[X3D-Public] Augmented Reality Standards; GA Tech article

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Tue Mar 8 16:51:39 PST 2011

On 3/8/2011 2:56 PM, McGregor, Donald (Don) (CIV) wrote:
> Looks like they're going for defacto standards.
> http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/35065/?p1=A1&a=f <http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/35065/?p1=A1&a=f>
> A research team at Georgia Tech hopes to make augmented reality (AR) on smart phones more
> useful by developing an open standard for it.
> Currently, there is no standard way to create or render AR applications, which overlay
> information on the live video feed from a phone's camera. Companies such as Layar
> help app developers create AR functions, but they use proprietary technologies. That
> means, among other things, that different AR apps may be unable to talk to each other
> or share data. The Georgia Tech team hopes that its open standard, an enhancement
> of existing Web protocols, will yield a common way for every Web browser to store,
> transmit, and manipulate data for augmented reality services. If it does, you wouldn't
> need a separate app for each AR function on your phone—one browser could show them all.

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