Exact Location-based Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to revolutionize the infrastructure industry by providing a way to connect the physical and digital worlds in a live and interactive way.
By introducing exact location to the AR mix, engineers, construction workers, and the public can benefit from a more comprehensive understanding of the infrastructure project's impact and progress.
Imagine walking around a construction site with your SMARTPhone or tablet, and as you point it at different areas, you can see a 3D visualization of the construction plans overlaid on the real-world environment. You can also access information about the specific materials being used and how they are being installed.
Exact-Location AR can also be used to provide real-time updates on the progress of the project, allowing stakeholders to monitor the project's development and adjust plans accordingly. For example, if an unexpected issue arises during construction, the project team can quickly assess the impact of the issue and make necessary adjustments to keep the project on track.
Additionally, exact location AR can be used to enhance public engagement and understanding of infrastructure projects. By creating interactive experiences for the public, such as virtual tours of the completed project or showcasing the benefits of the infrastructure project, stakeholders can gain a better appreciation of the project's impact.
Deborah McGargle, CEO, FAR believes that it makes perfect sense to embrace this technology in the early stages of a build. "We talk about the world using AR and how we interact with it but very little gets said about utilising AR as an intelligent tool. This is where the real innovation happens and while it doesn't carry a novelty factor which brings with it a large audience, it will, in my opinion, be in the engineering toolkit of the future. What people don't realise is that it actually exists today."
The combination of AR and exact location has the potential to improve safety, efficiency, communication, and public engagement in infrastructure projects. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see more innovative ways to integrate AR and exact location into the infrastructure industry, creating a more sustainable and connected future.
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