Cheap and Immersive Virtual Reality: Application in Cartography

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Title in English Cheap and Immersive Virtual Reality: Appliccation in Cartography
Authors

HERMAN Lukáš KVARDA Ondřej STACHOŇ Zdeněk

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference ISPRS Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XLII-4
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Faculty of Science

Citation
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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-261-2018
Keywords 3D visualization; Carthoreality; evaluation; headset; low-cost virtual reality; Unity; user study
Description In this paper, we analysed and tested the possibilities for the use of low-cost VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, with a focus on cartographic visualization. Low-cost devices were compared and classified into three categories (low-end, mid-range and high-end). We also created a pilot virtual environment, called “Carthoreality”, and conducted simple pilot user testing using this virtual environment and the three low-end headsets. Our pilot test shows a few drawbacks to these devices, including weight of the headset and penetrating light. Some problems in terms of user aspects were also identified, such as nausea while wearing headsets or disorientation after removing them, which occurred for all users.
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