Augmented Reality Sandbox: A Tool to Teach Topographic and Elevation Maps

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The 15th weekly seminar was held on March 1st, 2018 which was  presented by: Abdullah H. Awdal, Hawkar Ali Abdulhaq and Wrya M. Ali Monnet in the department of Natural Resources Engineering and Management at UKH. The seminar focused on Augmented Reality Sandbox as a tool to teach topographic and elevation map with a functional prototype.

Augmented Reality (AR) is the integration of digital information into the real-world environment in real time. Augmented Reality Sandbox can be used as a powerful tool to bridge the gap between two-dimensional representations and real three dimensional landscapes. The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation colour map and topographic contour lines, using a 3D scanning camera, visualization software, and a projector. The AR Sandbox model was first developed by researchers at University of California Davis. The model has been replicated at universities and museums around the world. At the UKH, they have replicated the AR Sandbox model and it?s the first of its kind in the country.

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