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Christchurch as it used to be: Augmented reality: Revision

Since September 2010 Christchuch has been hit by a number of large earthquakes and a lot of the inner city has been demolished to make way for reconstruction. Even for people who have lived in Christchurch all their lives it is difficult to walk through the earthquake damaged city and remember what buildings used to be there.

CityViewAR is a mobile Augmented Reality application that allows people to see how the city was before the earthquakes and building demolitions. Using an Android mobile phone people can walk around the city and see life-sized virtual models of what the buildings looked like on site before they were demolished, and see pictures and written information. Hundreds of 3D models of key city buildings have been made available from architect Jason Mill of ZNO, while the Christchurch City Council and Historic Places Trust have provided photographs and building histories.

Read more and download the app here>>>>