Augmented Reality use in a Geology Field Trip.

Posted: January 2, 2010 in AR, augmented, e-learning, education, geology, muppetmasteruk, reality, uses

What is augmented reality ?

Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with-, or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery – creating a mixed reality.

What tools are ?available

wikitude (wikipedia) and wikitude me
Layars
Brightkite
My tracks
Google Latitude

Example of augmented Reality and Fieldwork.
Image students armed with a wikitude or Layars enabled smartphone, they reach the first stop on their River or geological field trip.

The teachers says….” OK using your mobile GPS locate and mark on you maps/notes your location and use my track or google latitude to record place mark.

The teacher having previously created a Google maps or a wikipedia entry, with location/placemarks already recorded and information in the form of notes placed on the Google map.

“ok lets look at this location, what is the rock type here? if you are unsure refer to your Augemented Reality notes”……. at this points the student point their phones at the outcrop to see a Google layar showing location 1, clicking on this opens a set of explanatory notes or a set of clues, a close up photo of the rock, or even a youtube video the teacher recorded beforehand on a previous trip.

Augmented Reality on Google Maps using Junaio
Junaio  is a mobile and online platform that lets users create, explore and share information using augmented reality and location-based content. Users can place 3D objects, twitter messages or websites into the real world and then share their creations with friends through social networks.

This is an Augmented Reality field trip.

Article
Mark Rollins 

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