Big Data & Augmented Reality: The Future of Conceptual Site Models has Arrived
One advantage is streamlined reporting: an investigation report typically requires dozens of 2D cross sections and plume maps, but the digital CSM allows the development of intelligent reports which require far less effort, through the application of multilayered 3D and 4D interpretations. Rather than flipping back and forth between figures and tables in a report, stakeholders can dynamically change the field of view, zooming in on details and evaluating the data behind the interpretation. Software solutions like dynamic PDFs and cloud-based, geographical information system team sites enable open access to the interpretations and the underlying data.
We will also demonstrate the next frontier in digital CSMs- augmented reality. Augmented reality enables one to combine a live view of the physical world with computer generated information – the data behind the interpretation. Rather than viewing a 3D model on a computer screen, one is able to interact with the information in a holographic image – from inside the rendering – changing the field of view with the wave of a hand, or selecting data behind the interpretation by selecting a boring log or sample location with a voice command or hand gesture.