Augmented Reality

Augmenting Reality: Geographical and Architectural Visualisation

By February 4, 2008 2 Comments

Here at digital urban we think Augmented Reality technology has a place in presentations and meetings, it provides a simple yet impressive way to visualise anything from the future of cities to geographical landscapes.

It also captures the publics imagination and thus provides a useful tool for engagement and understanding.

Embedded below is a ‘Magic Book’ movie uploaded by to YouTube:

The good news is that Augmented Reality is surpisingly easy to implement, all you need is a webcam and a printer for the marker sheet.

See our Tutorial – Quick and Easy Augmented Reality from SketchUp/3DMax etc for full details on how to create your own ‘Magic Book’ or geographical/architectural visualisations using Augmented Reality.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.