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At present, various types of car navigation systems are progressively entering the market. Simultaneously, mobile outdoor navigation systems for pedestrians and electronic tourist guides are already available on handheld computers. Although, the depiction of the geographical information on these appliances has increasingly improved during the past years, users are still handicapped having to interpret an abstract metaphor on the navigation display and translate it to their surrounding environment. This paper introduces an innovative visual paradigm for (mobile) navigation systems, embodied within a framework1 that contributes to the ease of perception of navigation information by its users through mixed reality.