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Augmented reality system

Thu., 12 November, 2020

The R2P Project survey team is using the software Trimble Site Vision to provide an augmented reality system. Augmented reality is the real-time use of information in the form of text, graphics and other virtual enhancements integrated with real-world objects; it is the rendering of digital images or data onto real-world objects.

The software enables the survey team to create, place and view georeferenced virtual 3D models from various angles at real scale, above and below ground. The software has hi-tech measuring systems and allows surveyors to take photos, record measurements and notes in real-time.

The survey team loads a 3D and a calibration file onto a computer. This enables the GPS to work in the local coordinate system which is automatically synced to a smart phone, which is part of the system.

The GPS receiver communicates with the smart phone and connects through the internet to the GPS base station. The GPS base station is positioned on the R2P Hudson Avenue project site office roof.

The R2P Project has created 3D models to visualise the site, using the software to view the Regency Road overpass and the temporary support structures, the pedestrian and cyclist overpass, the heavy vehicle bypass road, noise walls, the road alignment, footpaths and basins. The survey team has also used the software to visualise underground services.

Below are images of examples taken from the software.

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