If you have built or are considering building an AR Sandbox, you’ve probably visited our support forum here on Lakeviz.org. Since lakeviz.org isn’t solely dedicated to the AR Sandbox, the folks at KeckCAVES
, who created the sandbox, want to create a resource website that’s solely about the sandbox. As such, we are consolidating all things AR Sandbox to one place: https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/
The motivation for doing so is to sustain and grow the AR Sandbox community.
The growth is happening! We’ve seen a surprising number of AR Sandboxes, from all over the world. Almost every day someone lets us know about a new AR Sandbox, and we put them on the map at arsandbox.ucdavis.edu. There are now AR Sandboxes on every continent except Antarctica. The KeckCAVES team wants to continue developing AR Sandbox software: we want to hear how groups are using them, what they learn from their experiment, and what would make the AR Sandbox project even better, so that we can expand the capabilities of the AR Sandbox through new software releases. The move of the forum will help us keep the communications going.
If you click on the sandbox forum menu link here at lakeviz.org, you will automatically be directed to the new forum. Your username/login should should still be valid at the new forum and all posts from last week on back can still be found at the new location.
We’ve launched the LakeViz project website. Check it out here: http://3dh2o.org
This site will serve as a resource for 3D visualization and lake ecosystem information both education professionals and the public.
For professional audiences, we’ll archive the lessons learned about producing and using 3D visualizations as educational tools; facilitation training manuals and docent guides for our hands-on lake science activities; as well as open-source software and earth science data. Public audiences will have access to high-resolution 3D media, informal educational activities and mobile web apps that bring lake ecosystems to life and promote stewardship.
We’ve started adding some materials and are working on the finalizing all the rest. Stay tuned!
As a group, our thoughts about the project can be expressed on the front page via posts. We may use this space to mark milestones, alert visitors about updates to other parts of the website, share science articles related to lake ecosystems, and we may feel compelled to share articles about 3D visualizations and learning. I hope this space gets used to build excitement for when the permanent website comes on line.