Implementing Augmented reality in Tourism
- 1Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- 2Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Keywords: Augmented Reality, tourism, mobile application, Pazin
Abstract. Modern technology is becoming a necessity of many destinations to stay competitive and attractive to the tourist. A new form of technology that is being used increasingly is Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR). The aim of this paper is to display the development of a mobile AR tourism application in urban heritage called PazinAR. Although Augmented Reality has passed the initial hype stage, the technology is just on the verge of being implemented in the tourism industry. This paper describes preparation, design, implementation and execution of prototype touristic application based on Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The application was made using Unity software and AR SDK Vuforia and exported as Android applications. Created application enables overlapping old photos with current view. Furthermore, several significant implications for AR Tourism research and practice are revealed.