The objective of this research was to investigate the potential use of augmented reality (AR) in improving location-based information dissemination locally. In the local context, AR can be useful in tourism/education, location tracking and mapping applications. The study measured the performance of a popular AR browser in outdoor navigation to determine the fitness and benefits of using augmented reality compared to traditional methods such as billboard, maps and guidebooks. The point of interest used focused on emergency and critical sites such as health care facilities and shelters located in western Tobago. The results established a minimum threshold for successful rendering and highlighted several advantages to using augmented reality locally.
Juel Paul is a PhD. Student and student demonstrator at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine