Earthwatch AR

Atticus Digital developed an AR app for Earthwatch Europe using the latest AR technologies.

Climate crisis is a growing concern that affects most cities, resulting in severe and frequent floods as well as heatwaves that have serious and long-term environmental, economic and social negative impacts.

The idea behind the AR app is to create and visualize a thriving, resilient and climate proof city that supports economic growth while enhancing the peoples’ well-being.

 

 

To achieve this, we created a fun and memorable digital experience for people to explore how nature contributes to a sustainable city using nature-based solutions.

This AR app will inspire a variety of people that want to learn more and connect to Earthwatch’s projects on nature-based solutions.

For more information on Earthwatch follow the link below.

https://earthwatch.org/

Challenges (AR App Perspective)

The process of making an AR app that showcases a detailed VR map required innovative, multidisciplinary and collaborative solutions.

The map is quite big, a capable device is required to show the entirety of the map and its components.

Ensuring stable tracking of the map was important as this could result in vibration of the 3D model, which would spoil the effect.

Solution:

Instead of trying to use a QR code to trigger the AR, we decided to base this off a physical map of an illustrative city designed specifically for this project.

Users can visualise and examine the map in AR with tablets; when the tablet scans the map through its camera, it triggers the AR app with detailed settings.

Once the AR is triggered, it brings up a 3D animation on top of the physical map, as well as interactive additional information.

Solution:

Instead of trying to use a QR code to trigger the AR, we decided to base this off a physical map of an illustrative city designed specifically for this project.

Users can visualise and examine the map in AR with tablets; when the tablet scans the map through its camera, it triggers the AR app with detailed settings.

Once the AR is triggered, it brings up a 3D animation on top of the physical map, as well as interactive additional information.

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