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augmented reality

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Does GIS need 3D immersion more than captured reality needs GIS?

We have entered the era of virtual and augmented reality with advancements to immersive headsets and an explosion of 3D data collection capability with drone capture and automated modeling tools. GIS has long had the ability to view and navigate 3D, however, the scale and pace of this disruption may bypass traditional geospatial players. There

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Army’s Augmented Reality System Makes Its Way to the Commercial Market

For the past six years, the scientists at Applied Research Associates (ARA) have been working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop an augmented reality system called ARC4. Imagine the name of your bartender, the height of the building in the distance, the location of your car, all floating right before your

Monday, May 19th, 2014

From the cloud to the fog, how do localized nodes improve visibility and aid understanding?

There’s an evolution occurring that blends the move toward hosted services in data centers with our always-connected devices, morphing from ‘the Cloud’ to ‘the Fog’ as our devices start to interconnect rather than to route all interactions through networks to large data centers. This more distributed model is deja vu in terms of past network