Augmented Reality in AEC Education

Recently students at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand got to use SiteVision for a day on campus. Read more on how augmented reality and technology are being used by architecture, engineering, and construction students.

The Future of AR in Education

Universities play two critical roles in the introduction of new technology to industry. The first of these is an independent validation of the suitability of the new technology for deployment in industry, and the second to include the application of new technology into professional courses to ensure that new graduates understand and are skilled with the use of new technology. This article discusses how one university has approached the introduction of augmented reality and the integration of rich 3D attributed data throughout the project lifecycle, as a part of their courses.

Rising Expectation

There’s a transformation underway — and it’s giving people a new approach to look at their world. The various ways we use spatial data are quickly moving from flat, static maps to interactive representations in three and even four dimensions. The exciting new approaches are driving a sharp increase in demand for spatial information.

From basic drafting solutions to the augmented reality of Pokémon Go, today’s professional users and consumers alike expect more spatial information; they also require high levels of accuracy and resolution. Much of this demand places a strong emphasis on 3D information. The demand is expected to continue to grow as new tools and devices for visualisation and interaction find their way into the hands of more — and increasingly diverse — users.

Read the full article on the GeoDataPoint blog.