Top-down maps are confusing - line of sight is intuitive and fun. It's also more natural to look in front of you instead of looking down, then up, then down again to get your sense of direction calibrated.
Using Augmented Reality to display places in camera view on your mobile device is the natural evolution of digital wayfinding, integrating the best of technology and making it human at the same time. We are explorers at heart and using Augmented Reality Wayfinding makes it so you know where you are, where you are going, and so that you don't miss anything in between.
This will soon be integrated with wearables and heads up displays on vehicles. The future of navigation is now.
This is our beta, built from the ground up in C# and is Computer Vision agnostic. Right now we are pulling from Google's extensive database to bring in the "places" that are around you - but we also have a CMS that allows users to create custom wayfinding experiences for their own app (contact us) that is perfect for guided tours, amusement parks, trails, walking tours, and pretty much anything that requires directional navigation.
We can also integrate it with our ScavengAR module that can turn the wayfinding into a scavenger hunt. The possibilities are endless.