The University of Manchester has organised a week of activities to enthuse school children about studying science and engineering. Pupils have the opportunity to get up close with some of the cutting-edge research going on at The University of Manchester and take part in a range of activities designed to inspire them to become the scientists of the future.
One of the cutting-edge technologies being showcased is the new UKMap AR App which allows pupils to interact with different mapping layers from the UKMap database originally collected by The GeoInformation Group and hosted at Landmap, Mimas. For the National Science and Engineering event a quick quiz sheet was devised where pupils answer 5 questions based on the geospatial layers. The positive feedback from pupils has underlined how much potential there is in using AR in education, especially in the geospatial field.
Further feedback and information on the event can be found on the Landmap website at http://landmap.ac.uk/index.php/News/Entry/landmap-showcase-new-augmented-reality-app-at-the-national-science-and-engineering-week