“Residents can then view this information on a mobile device, seeing – for example – graphical circles attached to a building containing information (such as opening times for a museum) when selected.”
Above is just one practical example which Tristan Parker of the E-Government Bulletin picked out during this recent interview with William Perrin about the hypArlocal initiative we’ve been trialling.
William goes on to explain more:
“What augmented reality allows you to do is order that by geography, so you can see things in a geographical way, vividly in the street in front of you. There are very few people in the world doing this, so it’s a great opportunity.
“Councils are the ultimate guardians of local information … and we think there’s a lot of potential for local authorities and other local public bodies who hold lots of data about places to use the service to show their data in a new and imaginative way”
If you’d like to find out about joining the hyARlocal experiment, there’s more at the dedicated project blog here.