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    • ISSN: 1793-8201 (Print), 2972-4511 (Online)
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Prof. Mehmet Sahinoglu
Computer Science Department, Troy University, USA
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IJCTE 2020 Vol.12(5): 106-112 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2020.V12.1273

Initial Design and Features of an Augmented Reality System for Urban Park Touring and Management

Konstantinos P. Ferentinos, Yannis Stavrakas, Harry Nakos, Kostis Pristouris, and Myrto S. Barda

Abstract—Urban parks and open green areas are important attractions of environmental interest to city residents and visitors. Careful and well-targeted promotion of these areas, not only enhances the importance of their existence in the urban space, but at the same time can assist in the development of alternative forms of “green tourism”, and towards the direction of environmental awareness among citizens, which is particularly important nowadays and crucial for the future of the planet. New technologies are a key tool in enhancing the experience of touring urban parks, as they can make the tour much more attractive, highlighting interesting information about the flora and fauna of the park, as well as various other points of interest. They can also assist park managers in organizing events, thus solving one of the key operating problems mainly of large-scale urban parks, which is the failure to exploit their entire site due to reduced or problematic accessibility. This paper presents the initial design methodology and the main features of an integrated system that comprises an augmented reality mobile application for visitors of urban parks, and a corresponding park management web application for the managers of such park. Through the mobile app, an attractive, interactive touring environment will be created which will highlight the environmental and historical interest of those sites. At the same time, the web application will receive multimedia data from the users and will automatically collect anonymous data that may be useful to park managers to improve the visitors’ touring experience.

Index Terms—Augmented reality, mobile application, urban parks, web application.

K. P. Ferentinos and M. S. Barda are with the Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Soil & Water Resources Institute, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “Demeter”, Athens, Greece (e-mail: Y. Stavrakas, H. Nakos, and K. Pristouris are with the Information Management Systems Institute, "ATHENA" Research and Innovation Center, Athens, Greece.


Cite:Konstantinos P. Ferentinos, Yannis Stavrakas, Harry Nakos, Kostis Pristouris, and Myrto S. Barda, "Initial Design and Features of an Augmented Reality System for Urban Park Touring and Management," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 106-112, 2020.

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