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A Multimodal Locomotion User Interface for Immersive Geospatial Information Systems

Frank Steinicke, Gerd Bruder, Harald Frenz
GI-Days, page 289-293 - 2007
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In this paper we present a new multimodal locomotion user interface that enables users to travel through 3D environments displayed in geospatial information systems, e.g., Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth. When using the proposed interface the geospatial data can be explored in immersive virtual environments (VEs) using stereoscopic visualization on a head-mounted display (HMD). When using certain tracking approaches the entire body can be tracked in order to support natural traveling by real walking. Moreover, intuitive devices are provided for both-handed interaction to complete the navigation process. We introduce the setup as well as corresponding interaction concepts.

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@inproceedings{SBF07,
  author = {Steinicke, Frank and Bruder, Gerd and Frenz, Harald},
  title = {A Multimodal Locomotion User Interface for Immersive Geospatial Information Systems},
  booktitle = {GI-Days},
  pages = {289--293},
  year = {2007},
  keywords = {3dsp, vr},
  url = {http://viscg.uni-muenster.de/publications/2007/SBF07},
}

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