Mobile Historical Tour

New Orleans History Tour
Learn the history behind various points of interest in the New Orleans area by subscribing to this Layar channel. See historical photos and facts overlay local destinations in the real world, on your smart device.

How was it built?

The tour is built for Layar, an augmented reality browser that works on most devices. It functions by loading a channel that includes some settings and a JSON feed that tells the browser when and how to display augmented information. First, a PHP script gathers the geolocation data from the Google Maps feed on This feed includes images, descriptions and links to the webpage for each location. It then creates a JSON feed of all relevant information and outputs it to be readable by Layar.

Where is it?

Download Layar by visiting the link below on your smart device. Subscribe to the NOLA History channel.