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GeoAR is an (augmented reality) browser for geospatial data for the Android operating system. Its first version is based on a thesis in the context of OpenNoiseMap, which implemented clustering and visualisation of in-situ noise measurements using OpenGL ES, but that was extensively re-implemeneted and a lot more functionality added.

GeoAR is developed within the project GeoViQua.

It consists of three components:


  • Browse geographic information on a map and in augmented reality
  • See time series data provided by OGC Sensor Observation Services
  • Plugin-mechanism for user developed data sources (GeoARDatasources)
  • Open source (Apache 2.0)

App Screenshots

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App Download and Installation

Download GeoAR from the Market:

Download and build the sources: GeoARDevelopment

App Releases

Version 0.5.3 - Published 2013-03-26

  • Feature: Android 2.3.3 support

Version 0.5.2 - Published 2013-03-01

  • Fixed: Expanding Data Source group via expander icon was not possible

Version 0.5.1 - Published 2013-02-26

  • Fixed: Some devices crashed after downloading an external data source plugin
  • Fixed: Some devices could not display content provided by external data sources

Version 0.5 - Published February 2013

  • first alpha version

Source Code

Source code is available under Apache License 2.0 from the 52°North GitHub.

The app's source code repository is at You can download the code with the following git command: git clone

There are several related projects:

Literature and other work

Interesting external resources and publications about current augmented reality developments.
Topic revision: r77 - 19 Aug 2014, DanielNuest
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