Augmented Reality Applied to the Tourism in Churches of the Historic Center of Quito

Morelva Saeteros, Marcela Saavedra, Cristian Molina, Gustavo Caiza

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Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that combines the real world with a virtual object in 2 or 3 dimensions. It is related to a real environment that contains virtual objects of different forms, including images, videos and audios. Such technology is being currently utilized in the tourism industry with the purpose of promoting and improving the tourist experience. The application developed enables the user to interact and manipulate objects using a mobile device to know about the place that the user wishes to visit, the location, the features and a photo gallery of each church, for which Vuforia, Unity and Visual Studio were utilized. Results show that the application offers a new tourist experience and makes the visits and tours more enjoyable, providing attractive, informative and interactive means to the tourist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Tourism, Technology and Systems - Selected Papers from ICOTTS20
EditorsAntónio Abreu, Dália Liberato, Elisa Alén González, Juan Carlos Garcia Ojeda
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages448-457
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789813342590
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Tourism, Technology and Systems, ICOTTS 2020 - Cartagena, Colombia
Duration: 29 Oct 202031 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume209
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Tourism, Technology and Systems, ICOTTS 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityCartagena
Period29/10/2031/10/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Tourism
  • Unity
  • Vuforia

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