Building an augmented reality terrain map is not an easy task, but when you have a workplace named the Innovation Center, you rise to the challenge and employ a high degree of creativity.
At Fairview High School, Digital Media eacher Chris Kaminski and Technology Coordinator Matt Dunlap created an augmented reality terrain map, with the help of students Will Norton and Zack VanZante. “We were at a conference when we saw one of these,” Kaminski said. “We decided to investigate on how to make our own.”
The map teaches students digitally about the effect of rain on watersheds.
“The project was a challenge, and for me challenges are the best things in life,” said Fairview High School senior VanZante, 17. “It was an amazing experience and project to complete for the tech team.”
“It’s pretty cool how you can also put your hand over top of it, hold it there for a few seconds and that shows it raining,” Kaminski said. “The longer you hold it, the more it rains, the more it affects floodplains.”