The visualization and analysis of sensor data is an important aspect of geovisualization, and Virtual Reality-related technology is increasingly used in this context. Here we present the results of a student project which supports users in recording data (such as environment temperature, humidity and light intensity) with a Texas Instruments SensorTag® and subsequently visualizing the data on a smartphone using mobile Virtual Reality technology. The project resulted in two different applications, which both employ a 2D component for data localization and recording, as well as a 3D component to explore the data on a smartphone. In this paper, we describe our results and summarize our experiences regarding the creation and usage of such software and mobile VR environments.
Artur Baltabayev, Alexej Gluschkow, Johannes Blank, Gero Birkhölzer, Jean Büsche, Martin Kern, Fabian Klopfer, Lisa-Maria Mayer, Gabriel Scheibler, Karsten Klein, Falk Schreiber, Björn Sommer, "Virtual Reality for Sensor Data Visualization and Analysis" in Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality, 2018, pp 451-1 - 451-8, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2018.03.ERVR-451