Augview update

augview 2015_1In September 2013 I added a post (here) about “real-time viewing of under-road utilities”, and the company Augview Limited. For me the concept is very interesting – and would be even better if it included “views” of utility companies’ plans for future utilities as well as existing ones

The image (from Augview) shows what you see in the field when GIS data on utilities is overlaid over a real-time view of the location. Now the company has won awards for its technology (see here), as in March 2015:

“Augview wins APSEA award for Innovation and Commercialisation.   ….   The 2014 Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) have recognised some of the most innovative new products and technologies in the market, with augmented reality application Augview taking out the Innovation and Commercialisation Award”.

And from November 2014:

“Augview has taken top honours at the inaugural New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards, taking out the Supreme Excellence Award and the award for Innovation and Commercialisation in Wellington last night”.

It would be interesting to see if this type of GIS-enabled augmented reality could also be (has already been?) applied to proposed local road improvement schemes.

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Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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