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SwissPeaks & WorldPeaks

SwissPeaks & WorldPeaks

SwissPeaks and WorldPeaks are two Augmented Reality applications for the iPhone to identify mountains. They can be used around town as well as hiking when you’re looking at all the peaks around you and would want to know their names and height. Both applications are available in the iTunes app store since 23 November 2009.

SwissPeaks is a joint project together with Ernst Basler + Partner. It includes a Visibility-Service to show you only those peaks that are actually visible, depending on your current location. SwissPeaks works only in Switzerland.

WorldPeaks is the international version. It works everywhere using the GeoNames geographical database. Once the peaks for a specific country are downloaded the app also works offline. SwissPeaks and WorldPeaks are also available as two layers for the Layar augmented reality browser for Android.

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  • S. Karpischek, C. Marforio, M. Godenzi, S. Heuel, F. Michahelles, Mobile augmented reality to identify mountains, In Adjunct Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-09), 18 – 21 November 2009, Salzburg, Austria.
  • S. Karpischek, C. Marforio, M. Godenzi, S. Heuel, F. Michahelles, SwissPeaks – Mobile augmented reality to identify mountains, Let’s Go Out: Research in Outdoor Mixed and Augmented Reality. Workshop at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2009 (ISMAR 2009), 19 October 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.

In the Media

  • 22 March 2010: SwissPeaks mentioned in “Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst”, Roger Zedi, Tagesanzeiger, 22.3.2010 [1] (German)
  • 18 March 2010: Swisspeaks is mentioned in AR article [2] “Wenn Daten und Wirklichkeit verschmelzen”, Roger Zedi/Reto Knobel, Tagesanzeiger, 18.3.2010 [3] (German)
  • 10 February 2010: SwissPeaks is the top free travel application in the Swiss App Store with 1.500 downloads on a single day and more than 20.000 downloads in total.
  • 25 January 2010: SwissPeaks has been downloaded 10.000 times from the iTunes App Store.
  • 20 January 2010: SwissPeaks has been voted one of the 10 best iPhone applications for skiing by the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger. “Die besten Ski-Apps fürs iPhone”, Reto Knobel, Tagesanzeiger, 20.1.2010 Full article (in German)
  • Review of WorldPeaks by