Tablet has a sensor. The sensor in this case is GPS. It sends the GPS coordinates to a cloud application running in Windows Azure. This is done with a simple web service call from a Windows 8 application.
The Windows Azure cloud application extracts the GPS coordinates send by the Windows 8 application.
The Windows Azure cloud application makes a call into any number of web services. I will demonstrate a call into Google maps. I could have easily called into Bing's mapping API. My point is show interoperability with the rest of the open web.
The Google mapping API or Bing mapping API then looks up information about the GPS coordinates, such as street, city, neighborhood, etc.
The Windows Azure cloud application then packages up the results to send back to the Windows 8 client application.
The Windows 8 application receives the coordinates and displays them.
The street, city, neighborhood information gets overlaid on top of the live camera view, thus fulfilling the promise of augmented reality.
Hi ,This article is simply fascinating. Am really fascinated about the AR Concept.I binged a bit put could not really get much pointers on this.REquest you to provide some pointers/SDK's to start off the AR for windows phone app.
nice post buddy..
Great tutorial. Is there anywhere I can find more info about 3D graphics in Augmented Reality?