The Georgia Tech campus contains hundreds of species of trees. The IMAGINE Lab is building an Augmented Reality application for mobile devices and tablets through which the trees can be viewed interactively. In the app, the user can touch a tree and receive information about the tree such as age, size, and species. The user can also see the tree's projected growth for the next 10, 25, and 50 years, all rendered in 3D on the screen.
In addition, the user can view images of the subterranean world, with interactive animations representing the 1.4 million gallon cistern under Tech Green that provides water for the Clough Undergraduate Learning Center and local irrigation. The app allows the user to see an augmented view of the campus, enhanced with illustrative educational information to demonstrate how the systems work and what it means for the future.
To access the ARboretum follow the instructions below
1. Download the Junaio app from the app store on your mobile device.
2. Open the app and click on the magnifying glass to open the search window.
3. Search for "gtar"
4. Look around by physically moving your mobile device.
5. Click on trees for more information.