Several studies have shown advantages of map-image-combinations for pedestrian navigation. This work investigates interaction concepts to combine maps and panoramic photographs.

Using Split Screens to Combine Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation Dirk Wenig, Stefan Brending, Nina Runge and Rainer Malaka

Studies in the field of pedestrian navigation have shown advantages of map-image combinations. While in a previous work, the map view was either replaced with an image view in predefined situations, or the user was required to manually switch between both views, we suggest to use a split screen displaying maps and images at the same time. We developed two variants, one employing panoramic images aligned to the mobile device's orientation and the other using simple photographs, and we evaluated both against manual switching in a field study. While none of the interfaces outperformed the other, results indicate advantages of panoramic images independent of manual switching or the split screen.

Dirk Wenig, Stefan Brending, Nina Runge and Rainer Malaka (2014) Using Split Screens to Combine Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation In Journal of LBS: Journal of Location Based Services 8(3), 179-197. Taylor & Francis. 10.1080/17489725.2014.977519 | BibTex

Interaction with Combinations of Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation and Virtual Exploration Dirk Wenig and Rainer Malaka

While studies have shown the advantages of map-image-combinations for pedestrian navigation, none of them concentrated on interaction. We suggest to combine an intuitive pitch gesture with the natural peephole metaphor not only for pedestrian navigation but also for virtual exploration with mobile devices and present a first prototype implementing our ideas.

Dirk Wenig and Rainer Malaka (2010) Interaction with Combinations of Maps and Images for Pedestrian Navigation and Virtual Exploration In MobileHCI '10: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 377-378. ACM, New York, NY, USA. 10.1145/1851600.1851673 | BibTex Best Poster Award