Augmented Reality

AR Navigation System for Pedestrians – Android App

Sung-Hyun Jang, one of my Ph.D. students here at CASA, has launched an Android app called AR Navigation System for Pedestrians. The app is a part of his Ph.D. studies, and is an attempt at visualising geographic information via an augmented reality interface.  Specifically, the app provides navigation information via…

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Geo-located Augmented Reality

With the latest version of Augmented Reality Player for iOS v1.2.0 users can now choose geo-location as a visualization option for their projects. The Geo-location feature allows to use GPS coordinates to locate a 3D model/animation on the earth’s surface. The software then tracks the 3D model coordinates in the…

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City in a Book: Augmenting the CityEngine

Over the past few days we have been working on a series of techniques to visualise and augment procedural cities. If you add in a model of a BenQ projector, the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation Handbook, a city within the CASA logo and a webcam you get the following augmented reality:…

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Augmenting a Roman Fort: A Paper Model, IPad and Unity

Stuart Eve here at The Bartlett’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis has posted an update on his PhD research looking at augmenting archaeological sites. Before moving onto the real world he has built a proof of concept based on a Roman Fort made out of paper, the results on the iPad are extremely promising: Augmenting a…

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Augmented Reality for 3D Max and SketchUp

Augmented Reality can be very impressive within office, museum and gallery based environments. It provides a hands on way to visualise cityscapes, architecture and urban animations displayed directly onto a physical desktop. With the plugin for 3D from AR-Media it is also extremely easy to create: We like the way…

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Museum Plaza – Louisville, Kentucky

The video below was produced for an exhibition featuring the proposed Museum Plaza building for Louisville, Kentucky. Museum Plaza from Brooklyn Digital Foundry on Vimeo. We like the integration of the digital into the model footage, especially with the traffic. That said, the pixelated faces of the workers in the…

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GIS and Augmented Reality in 2015

The last 12 months has seen a turning point in terms of bringing geographically aware augmented reality to mobile devices. Significant developments in locational technology such as the inclusion of a built-in digital compass, GPS (Global Positioning System) and accelerometers into mobile phones have allowed not only location but also…

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Augmented (hyper)Reality

The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it: Augmented (hyper)Reality:…

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