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 NewOrleansHistorical.org. This feed includes images, descriptions and links to the NewOrleansHistorical.org 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.