Kit Review – What’s under here? New Augmented Reality App for geologists and hikers

My son just put me on to a new app from the British Geological Survey – iGeology 3D.
It’s only available on Android (maybe it was too onerous / time-consuming / costly to develop an iphone version? not sure.)

We’re going to give it a proper test drive (walk) on Saturday – I like the idea of being able to identify what you are walking over and above, wherever you are in the UK. And with the surface landscape still available to see.

I think there is already a Geology map available for your phone from  the BGS but this adds an extra layer (excuse the pun) of interest for when you are out and about.

It also means I may write slightly more accurate descriptions of the rocks I’m trudging over in future posts!

 

iGeology 3D App information from the Android Store
iGeology 3D App information from the Android Store

 

5 thoughts on “Kit Review – What’s under here? New Augmented Reality App for geologists and hikers

  1. Looks good Mark – I can’t resist gizmos and stuff, and it’s great being able to turn round on a walk and say, “Did you know that …blah, blah”.

    Downloading it and having a go 🙂

    • I like a gizmo too Paul.
      Even if (by that I mean probably will be..) the weather is poor on Saturday I’m still heading out for a leg stretch and I’ll try the app out then 🙂

  2. Hi Mark

    I’m from the BGS, and it’s great to hear you’ve already downloaded this app. Hope you get a lot of fun and useful information from it, and please let us know how you get on with it.

    Richard Hughes (rah@bgs.ac.uk)

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