High-accuracy handheld AR takes data visualisation outdoors

October 8th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Trimble introduced its SiteVision system, an outdoor augmented reality (AR) solution that enables users to visualise 2D and 3D data on virtually any project site with cellular or internet connectivity for easier and more efficient planning, collaboration and reporting. Combining hardware and software in an integrated, lightweight handheld or pole-mounted solution, users can view 3D models and assets in a real-world environment at a 1:1 scale, from any angle or position. The system consists of hardware and a software subscription: The SiteVision Integrated Positioning System integrates the company’s Catalyst DA1 antenna, electronic distance measurement (EDM) rangefinder and power management into a lightweight, handheld device that connects to a user-supplied Android mobile phone. The software subscription is available to single users on a monthly or yearly basis, and combines the company’s high-accuracy positioning services and cloud-based processing technology to create a centimetre-accurate AR system. The system leverages Trimble cloud-based processing to manage and deliver data and design models. SiteVision enables users to visualise digital models from a wide range of data collection, design and constructible modelling tools in open industry-standard formats, including for civil projects, design data and GIS data. Using Trimble Connect cloud-based hosting, SiteVision can access models from all stages of the lifecycle of infrastructure and buildings.

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