Digital technologies, such as geographic information systems, are an integral part of the greenway planning process. A wealth of new technologies is evolving that provide improved data for planning and methods for evaluating the temporal and spatial qualities of a place. Augmented reality is a technology that can improve and enrich the user’s greenway experience. Augmented reality (AR) systems merge computer-generated graphics with a view of the physical world by aligning or registering computer graphics with a place. (Azuma, 1997) AR systems do not create a simulation of the physical world; rather augmented reality takes a real object or space as the foundation and incorporates computer graphics that add contextual data, information and meaning to a real object or place to deepen a person’s understanding. The paper will provide a clear background of augmented reality (AR), how it is being applied today, and describes the potential AR applications for greenway users. The goal is to provide greenway planners’ with a vision for how greenways will be used and interpreted in the future by users of AR technology.
Lindhult, Mark S. FASLA
"Integrating Digital Data into Greenway Planning with Augmented Reality,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 3
, Article 35.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol3/iss1/35
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