Jan-Erik Vinje, the Managing Director of the Open Augmented Reality Cloud, responded to my previous post about a definition of geopose. His reply is reproduced with his permission. Thanks to Jan-Erik and all of the team involved in this project. The following exemplifies all of the diligent hard work going on to create standards for AR.
- Thanks 🙂 If you like to update the geopose page - we have made some headway with our partner Open Geospatial Consortium (A standards development organization in the geospatial sector)
- View Jan-Erik’s profileJan-Erik Vinje 10:43 AM
- Open AR Cloud put together a draft for a Standards Working Group for geopose at the Open Geospatial Consortium. It has been out on public hearing for a while and is currently being voted over by members.
- If the vote succeds an official Standards Working Group will be created in Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to develop the geopose standard.
- View Jan-Erik’s profileJan-Erik Vinje 10:46 AM
- The public comment period has ended. Hopefully by November this year the Standards Working Group will begin in earnest
- View Jan-Erik’s profileJan-Erik Vinje 10:47 AM
- The link to the draft document that was out for review is here: https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/88061
- View Jan-Erik’s profileJan-Erik Vinje 10:48 AM
- If we are successful in creating such a standard we will in effect have created the equivalent of the URL for real world spatial computing. Allowing the geopose of both real and virtual objects to be universally captured, stored, shared and understood.
- I liken it to URL because it can be seen as links between the physical world with the digital world.
- URL links information to more information. Geopose links the world to digital information and digital information to the world
- View Jan-Erik’s profileJan-Erik Vinje 10:53 AM
- It can even be used to create a "persistent portal" between a physical space and a virtual space. Where people from across the world who are experiencing a virtual space can go through such a portal to experience a real space (by streaming realtime reality capture data to all those in the virtual reality space). At the same time people in the real world can walk into the virtual reality space or see virtual objects, scenes and avatars of virtual reality users projected into their physical space using AR.
Stephen Black: There is so much information here, that I need to review it carefully. It will be a wonderful challenge to come up with a definition of 'geopose' that is 20 words or less!