GIS 3D and Science of Augmented Reality: Modeling a 3D Geospatial Environment

Document Type: Regular Article

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National Engineers School of Tunis, LRSITI (ENIT), Tunisia

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to integrate all the 3D data into a Geographic Information System (GIS), from *.skp files that it modeled by applying augmented reality (AR). The application of the RA to a 3D model integrated into the GIS will be a valuable means of communication for the enhancement of our learning environment. Accessible to all, including those who cannot visit the site, it allows discovering for example ruins in a pedagogical and relevant way. From an architectural point of view, the 3D model provides an overview and a perspective on the constitution of the environment, which a 2D document can hardly offer. 3D navigation and the integration of 2D data into the model make it possible to analyze the remains in another way, contributing to the faster establishment of new hypotheses. Complementary to the other methods already exploited in geology, the analysis by 3D vision is, for the scientists, a non-negligible gain of time which they can thus devote to the more in-depth study of certain hypotheses put aside.

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