Augmented Reality is a real-world view of a physical environment augmented by sensory inputs including sound, video, graphics, and GPS data. The technology functions by enhancing one’s perception of reality. Information can be overlaid on real physical object, can be interactive, and is digitally changeable.
Later this year, Google is expected to start selling eyeglasses, dubbed Google Glasses, that will project information, entertainment, and advertisements, I’m sure, onto the lenses. The glasses will feature Android software and will function as a smartphone, with the lenses equivalent to a see through screen. Such a device requires a generous dose of augmented reality mapping technology.
But, if you cannot wait to get your hands on this, there is a solution closer to home. A PhD Candidate in Geospatial Science at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia, thought just to do what you are looking at before you now. Google Glasses do it yourself edition is born.