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2-Dimensional vs Augmented Reality: What's Next for the Digital Map

2-Dimensional vs Augmented Reality: What's Next for the Digital Map

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.  The composite view of AR brings that necessary connection between maps and the real world. It is the missing link to a seamless user experience. Users can make better decisions faster because they can immediately interpret their data in context with the world it is intended to represent. 

Argis Lens + Esri: Winning Combination

Congratulations to the team who used our AR application, the Argis Lens, at CODE4PA Hackathon last week and won the  “Best Use of #Geospatial Tech Using #Esri” category. Argis Solutions is excited to see the implintation of GIS into the educational sphere. Watch the whole video

Final 5 minute version of Harrisburg University's team HackU presentation pitch for Code4PA 2017.

Interpret Views AR through the Argis Lens

 View from the Argis® Lens at the Interpret Offices

View from the Argis® Lens at the Interpret Offices

Robert Poynter, Graduate GIS Consultant at Interpret, recently tried out the Argis® Lens. Check out his take on it and how AR will become the industry standard.  

Augmented reality is the next big step for location intelligence. Just as basemaps helped define and communicate spatial data on a 2D plane, augmented reality does the same with the world around you. We’re no longer limited to looking down - we can look forward, under, above and through. This is a fast-moving and competitive industry on the edge of a major boom, and we’re excited to be a part of it!

I’ve been trialing a new app called Argis® Lens from a small Colorado start-up, Argis Solutions LLC, to explore and visualise Christchurch’s storm water system. While polygons and lines don’t always look too exciting on a screen, the experience of being inside the layer is more entertaining. Using a feature service on a dev server, I’m able to add layers to my scenes on an iPad and then walk around in them. The interface is simple and intuitive, offering the user a variety of options and inputs – camera height, visibility distance, a grid for referencing, and the ability to navigate across the entire map from an office chair if the weather’s rough.

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Podcast: Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda

Paul Hoemke, Business Analyst at Argis Solutions, did fascinating podcast with Karen Jagoda at the Esri UC earlier this month. Listen to the whole podcast at Digital Politics with Karen Jagoda. We've reproduced a few of the highlights here.

Argis Road Trip: Risk Mitigation

The Argis Road Trip is continuing on to San Diego. See how the trip went and learn something about how #AR can effect risk mitigation.

On our way through Moab, Utah, we took a hike to show you how augmented reality helps mitigate risk. Sounds exciting, I know. But the truth is: what we’re about to show you revolutionizes the way you and your teams will harness GIS data. 
Dusty dirt paths to the naked eye become rich veins of information through the Argis Lens. 
But simply being able to view these assets wouldn’t be revolutionary, would it? So what we’ve done is allow you to interact with them.  
The Attribute Window makes crucial information regarding any asset readily available at the touch of a screen. In Moab, for instance, we could view the lengths of the trails or the last time they were maintained.  The Argis Lens brings all the rich information that surrounds us right to your fingertips. 

See the rest of the story here on our blog by subscribing or by following our youtube channel. 
 

#argisroadtrip #AR #esriuc

Argis Road Trip: First Stop

On our way out of town, we stopped by Colorado’s world-famous Red Rocks Ampitheatre, to show you how, together, the Argis® Framework and Lens bring GIS data into the real-world.
Using data gathered through Esri’s ArcGIS Online, we rendered Red Rock’s assets into the Argis Lens, transforming invisible information into visible resources.  Resources such as the electrical lines used to power the ampitheatre’s unforgettable performances. All this incredible information can be viewed from any perspective in the field, live or cached, with our without Wi-Fi. 

 ArcGIS Online Map of Red Rocks

ArcGIS Online Map of Red Rocks

Side-by-side, it’s easy to see why a three-dimensional perspective of your data is simpler and far more intuitive for anyone to use than a two-dimensional map.
Augmented reality may seem like something of the future, but here’s now, and it works.  

Follow the rest of the journey on our youtube playlist or follow #argisroadtrip on twitter to hear the rest of the story. See you in San Diego!