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A. C. Clark

Case studies — Augmented reality (AR)

By June 2011 EligoVision designed an interactive project called «GEOS System» using the «living 3D markers» augmented reality technology for GeoStar Navigation Design Bureau

This demonstration project was first presented at Navitech-Expo-2011 held in the Expocentre exhibition halls on June 1–3, 2011.

Apart from the exhibition installation on the glasses free display, the project is also presented as an interactive web installation available for viewing and downloading at www.eligovision.ru/free/demo/17.

This project provides an example of using augmented reality technology for simple representation of the functionality of complex objects, such as GNSS navigation receivers.

3D content

The main objective of this exhibition presentation was to present the prototype of the GEOS-3 dual-standard receiver and to show the visitors in a simple visual form how exactly the domestic GNSS receiver was going to look and operate.

The presentation was held on a special glasses free 3D display for attracting maximum attention of the visitors to the exposition and the 3D solution.

In this interactive application, some interesting virtual 3D scenes can be observed, for example:

  • two complete GLONASS and GPS satellite groups in the near-Earth orbit;
  • detailed 3D model of the GEOS-3 receiver;
  • the receiver’s integration into a car interior.

All of this is available on an EligoVision augmented reality «living 3D marker» right now!

 

Program demonstration

You can immediately test this engaging project on your own computer if it is equipped with an integrated or external webcam.

For demonstration, please visit this page and follow our instructions on the application viewing and downloading.

 

Marker control rules

After the launch of this application, the users find themselves in space, at a distance of about 30,000 km from the Earth where they can watch the orbiting of the GLONASS and GPS satellite groups.

For ease of navigation and control, in the left bottom corner of the monitor there is an additional window where the user can see both the marker and their own actions with the «living 3D marker».

When the «living 3D marker» is put in the visibility scope of the webcam, the flight to a point in the map begins. For the System GEOS project, zooming stops at the roof of one of the Expocentre exhibition halls where Navitech-Expo-2011 was held.

After zooming, you can see the 3D GEOS-3 receiver that can be viewed in detail from various angles.

In order to move onto the next stage of the presentation and see the receiver built into the personal navigator inside a car, you need to hold the marker in one place for 2 seconds.

When you approach the moving car, you will be able to control it on a real time basis by moving, inclining and rotating the marker.

Have a nice trip!

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