ARANZ Geo launches augmented-reality tool

ARANZ Geo, develop of 3-D geological modelling software Leapfrog, has released a beta version of its Leapfrog AR augmented-reality tool
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Leapfrog augmented reality seen in action

Nadav Shemer

Leapfrog AR allows users to visualise geological data and models in the real world, to deliver improved physical validation, collaboration and communication, ARANZ Geo explained.

Users can superimpose geological models over a pit or an underground operation to give a big-picture view of the geology that can be readily understood by multiple audiences, it said.

Patrick Hollenbeck, Leapfrog product manager, said: “Imagine standing on the edge of a mine pit and seeing the geological model superimposed over it. The geologist viewing the model can use their knowledge of the deposit and the terrain to give a contextual visual check and collaborate in the development of the very best model solution. This also gives field geologists the opportunity to see what the resource geologist deems important, and provides a basis for further discussion.”