UCL Live Campus Augmented Reality App – Created by Masters Students at CASA

UCLive is an Augmented Reality Map of UCL developed by students on the Masters in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at CASA. Featuring live data, the augmented reality android app works by simply pointing your mobile device at any of the UCL maps across campus.

Running in Unity and mixing a number of GIS and Agent Based Modelling elements, the development is outlined below:

  1. A three dimensional base model was created with SketchUp on top of the UCL campus map;
  2. Moving agents and transports are added into the application to show local bus and tube routes;
  3. Sounds are embedded into the application from the UCL Soundcloud;
  4. Online data on buildings, Twitter and PC Cluster availability  – live;
  5. The user’s location is shown in the application map.
Augmented Reality UCL Map

Augmented Reality UCL Map

Produced by  Ayana Kito ( http://3rdplat.blogspot.co.uk ), Balamurgan Soundararaj ( http://geoidin.wordpress.com ), Daniel Lam ( http://spatiametrics.wordpress.com ) and Nicola Clark (http://cityofblindinglights.org ) it represents the output of the final visualisation project on the masters course. The movie illustrates the app in action:

Take a look at the main UCLive page for full details and updates, we are currently exploring next steps to move the app towards release on Android and iOS.

You can still apply for 2013/14 entry to the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation the final full time deadline for applications: August 2nd.

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