[OSM-talk] Hikar (augmented reality for walkers) - running internationally

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Mon Oct 14 19:53:55 UTC 2013

As some of you know I gave a talk on Hikar - an augmented reality app which overlays OSM ways on the phone's camera feed with the intention of being used as a navigation helper for hikers/walkers.

At present it only works in certain parts of the UK because it relies upon my Freemap server which only covers certain parts of the UK.
However, one or two people expressed an interest at SOTM to run it in other countries.

The app is now, I think, in a state where it could potentially run internationally, as it now can work with SRTM data as well as OS height data, and the display projection can be chosen (anything supported by Java proj.4). However obviously as I haven't been abroad since SOTM, this is untested.

So I have put together a wiki page explaining how it should theoretically be possible to get it up and running internationally. The main issue is you need to set up your own instance of the Freemap server.

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Hikar. This also includes some info on the current state of the app.

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