NavAR, an App for Training in Cartography and Maritime Navigation Through Augmented Reality

  1. Reverón, Aaron Miguel Acevedo 1
  2. Luis, Carlos Efrén Mora 1
  3. Gutiérrez, Jorge Martín 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Advances in Design Engineering IV

ISSN: 2195-4356 2195-4364

ISBN: 9783031516221 9783031516238

Year of publication: 2024

Pages: 319-329

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-51623-8_31 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

Sustainable development goals


University programs related to marine navigation use virtual reality technologies and simulators in practical training. Theoretical training can take advantage of available technologies to make training and learning more effective. We propose an application based on augmented reality to help in improving learning and training in the use of sea charts. In addition to presenting the contents of the application, a usability study is carried out to know the effectiveness and efficiency of the application from the point of view of the user experience. To this end, comparative analyses of the perception of use are carried out among different groups of users (university students, students of professional studies, secondary students, and teachers).

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