The iPad is an ideal tool for field archaeology.

This blog sets out to bring together experiences of archaeologists using iPads.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ARK and Augmented Reality

Many thanks to Stuart Eve for being the first to respond to the post "What are the most useful apps for archaeology?"


Stuart is working on the on the development of the open-source archaeological database system known as the Archaeological Recording Kit (ARK) and has also been developing some Augmented Reality applications for the iPhone and iPad.  He decided that it would be a good idea to combine the two.  


What he has created is a means whereby the usual information for a context sheet can be augmented by virtual reality data, such as 3D models.


Stuart has a very impressive video on his blog "DeadMen's Eyes" which demonstrates how this app functions.  You can find the video here...


Incidentally, if you are wondering about the name of his blog, it is explained here...