Application

Peak.AR V2.0 is available for Android!

Somewhere in the universe, eavesdropping a dialog between Captain Picard and his crew… „Captain, this is fascinating! This new tool knows the names of the mountains I am looking at.“

Experience the intriguing panorama of the peaks surrounding you.

Have you ever wondered “What is the name of that prominent peak over there?” – find the answer simply by taking a look through the camera of your Android device.

The advanced segmentation and display algorithms show you all peak names without obstructing the marvelous panorama.

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Stagger even the greatest hiking buffs when showing off the fascinating panoramic view this application provides when standing on top of a mountain! The most prominent peaks within the chosen range are automatically selected in order to produce a clean and uncluttered image.

This app works on devices with a still camera and a magnetometer. This means, that following android devices are supported currently:

Currently, Peak.AR should work on most smartphones. Tablets are not supported!

Peak.ar demonstrates the augmented reality technology that was developed in the course of a research project. It is a very flexible tool that can be used to visualize any kind of geo-referenced data. At the same time it is the most intuitive way for interfacing with complex data from a user’s perspective – just point your phone to some real world object and it will tell you everything it knows about it. Lets not forget, its slick as hell!

Imagine your own data being presented in a completely new, cool fashion. Right now, we are looking for cooperations with innovative companies to explore new application domains of this exciting technology.

Interested? Contact us via peakar@salzburgresearch.at or use the contact page.

Peak.AR was developed in the MobilityLab Center-of-Excellence on location-based Services hosted by Salzburg Research.

Follow those links in your device to install the application on your  Android Device (Android 1.6 to 2.2):

Panorama view from Gaisberg, Salzburg (1)

Panorama view (German, metric units)

Panorama view from Gaisberg, Salzburg (2)

Panorama view (English, feet&miles)

Detail view for a specific peak

Detail view for a specific peak

Full screen map view (when holding the iPhone parallel to the ground)

Full screen map view (when holding the phone parallel to the ground)