Augmented Reality in Urban Design

The movie below provides an interesting example of using augmented reality for landscaping. Developed at The Human Interface Technology Laboratory, New Zealand it enables you to create and design an urban area with roads, buildings, trees etc:

Its actually not as difficult as you may think – take a look at our Tutorial on Quick and Easy Augmented Reality, all you need is a simple webcam.

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory has a number of interesting movies using AR – see here for more info.

Author Bio

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


  1. Rachel Ryan - June 5, 2008

    Great to see some of our local Kiwi research making it onto your blog, Andy 😉 HIT Lab sure do have some fascinating projects in the works.

  2. ajune - October 18, 2009

    May i have some guides to build AR urban design as well as u did?Im in AR filed for my research. 🙂

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