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Augmented Reality Sandbox

Augmented Reality SandboxShape the land and make it rain.DepartmentIN Geological & Water Survey9:00 am - 3:00 pm AgesPre-K,Elementary,Middle School,High School +


Student Building

701 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405


In room SB 140

Shaping Watersheds

Geologists and cartographers from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey will demonstrate the relationships between landforms, topographic maps, and watersheds with our interactive Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox.

The AR Sandbox is an augmented reality system that overlays high-resolution contour lines, elevation color shading, and simulated water flow onto a mobile sand table in real-time to help teach various geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts through 3-D visualizations. Users can create their own landscapes and see the overlay of contour lines on a custom land surface. Make it “rain” and see where the water flows!

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