Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Technology Services
Combining the power of GIS with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies brings your spatial-based business solutions to life, dramatically changing how you do business. Entities that utilize these AR/VR solutions immerse their users into an experience to gain greater insights into patterns and relationships in a way they never could before!
Our approach to reality capture follows a three-step process:
1. Capture an imaging laser scan of the current facility or landscape to create a point cloud rendering.
2. Convert the resulting point cloud data into a vector BIM model for use in an AR or VR environment. The vector format enables the point data to be represented as distinct features.
3. Migrate the BIM model to GIS to place the facility in the correct geographic space inside an AR or VR visualization.
Potential Use Cases
Architectural Design Review
Show clients the effect of a proposed building renovation through an immersive VR experience. Developers can showcase their design surrounded by a model of its real-world setting using GIS.
Generate an AR scene using buildings and terrain GIS data within a city’s floodplain. During a public input meeting, city officials can use the scene to model flood events and visually demonstrate the importance of implementing flood mitigation efforts.
Use a VR-based bridge inspection system that combines drone technology and LIDAR imagery to capture 3D representations of bridge features remotely. You can increase the frequency, speed, and safety of inspections in addition to lowering operational labor costs.