Augmented reality has become the talk of the town, and it’s not hard to see why. With the growing demand for 3D applications on mobile, more and more people are now embracing AR to ensure seamless customer service. AR is known for improving your experience with the outer world by incorporating 3D features into your mobile’s display. Although the technology is still in its early stage, businesses of all sizes and types have embraced it to simplify their operations.
The main use case of augmented reality is combining the physical and digital worlds, making real-time interactions a reality and allowing people to get a 3D view of different objects. In this post, we will take a look at the most popular uses of augmented reality and how the application can help improve your construction processes.
Augmented Reality is used to help you understand the visual impacts of different products, especially in architecture and construction projects. The applications are not confined to giving you a 3D view of a few construction projects. In fact, the technology has reached a level where it is possible to get a 3D view of ancient buildings, even the ones that do not exist anymore.
AR in Navigation Assistance
Your device knows your current location and once you have entered details like where you are heading, it will show you all the routes directing you to the place. For instance, if you ever get lost on the way to your target destination, all you need is your smartphone and a stable internet connection, and you are all set to go. The concept of using your device to point in the right directions is so relieving that it enables you to discover routes to just about any place.
Harnessing the real power of augmented reality is pretty difficult for people, as people still have not utilized the technology to its fullest. There is no denying that most businesses need the one missing element to revolutionize the way businesses operate. It influences nearly all industries, including but not limited to, utilities, navigation, and construction.
Another common use of augmented reality is in checking the underground piping facility. The biggest problem with the manual method of scanning these piping is that it doesn’t give you an alternative view of the underground piping. It saves you the time of digging the holes in the fields just to locate the underground pipes and identify the problems in this section.
Other Uses of Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality has a plethora of uses. The tool allows customers to try certain products on themselves before buying. For instance, using AR, you can put on the glasses on your face to see if they fit your face type and shape before making a purchase. Likewise, you can try all products virtually before buying them.
Augmented reality is now combined with the GIS to help people analyze different objects and help make accurate decisions.