Category Archives: Augmented Reality Glossary

Terms, definitions, concepts and practices that have to do with Augmented Reality (aka AR). AR refers to most any technology which blends real world imagery with digital data.


When coding an augmented reality project you’ll often find references to a “marker.” What’s an AR marker?


Why should augmented reality developers care about “GPS” and what does it do?


When making Augmented Reality Flash applications you might hear about Papervision3D. What is Papervision3D?


How do you get a webcam to recognize an augmented reality glyph or marker?

Magic Lens

What kind of augmented reality is common on the iPhone?

Magic Mirror

What kind of augmented reality is common on computers with a webcam?


What’s the piece of art that is printed in the real world, that augmented reality systems see?