Category Archives: Mimas

Virtual Vivarium Launch @ Reptile Big Saturday Event!

I had a fabulous time this weekend at the Manchester Museum – Reptile Big Saturday event! The day was full of activities from creating a sock lizard to holding a real life Chameleon.  Tom (User Experience Developer) and I (Geodata R & D Officer) were at the event to promote the new Virtual Vivarium app … Read more

AR horizon scanning and Big Data

Augmented Reality has established itself over the last few years as an emerging technology without appearing to generate enough momentum to galvanise mainstream adoption, that is until now. I predict this will rapidly change as “Big Data” becomes increasingly prevalent and easy to integrate with developing technologies and hardware. If we look at the themes … Read more

Lifting the roof on Social Sciences – A new collaborative AR project (#ARcity)

I’d like to tell you about a new and exciting AR project that the SCARLET team at Mimas have just embarked on named ‘AR in the City’. The initial concept for the project was sparked by our existing AR developments and a meeting of minds at this year’s HEA Social Science conference. The overall idea … Read more

AR(t) magazine – new article by Matt Ramirez, the Mimas lead AR developer

We are really pleased to announce that an article written by Mimas’ Matt Ramirez is featured in the latest issue of AR(t) magazine.  The article talks about lessons learnt and knowledge gained through both the SCARLET and SCARLET+ projects, and how AR can enhance the student experience. A special thanks to Jean Vacher, Marie-Therese Gramstadt … Read more

Innovation in Education – Augmented Reality, a Manchester Showcase

Mimas have been developing Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for use within education for over two years and in that time we have amassed a wealth of experience, knowledge and examples. We have barely touched the surface of its potential; but the enthusiasm and interest in the possibilities have been extremely encouraging. So, with experiences gained … Read more

SCARLET+ Webinar

In the recent webinar held on the 16th April, members from the award winning SCARLET team (led by Mimas) shared their experiences of working on the SCARLET+ project team. Testimonials from Rose Lock at the University of Sussex and Jean Vacher from the University for the Creative Arts describe how their AR outputs are being … Read more

Landmap AR map content released

It is my pleasure to announce that the geospatial AR channel developed in conjunction with Landmap is now live. It allows the user to visualise this data in a whole new way. Through a highly detailed feature rich map, users can switch between different map layers and manipulate 3D models to bring the location to … Read more

Free Webinar: Augmented Reality in Education: the SCARLET+ experience

Interested in Innovation in Education? Join our free lunchtime Augmented Reality Webinar The SCARLET+ Experience Tuesday 16th April 12.00 – 1.00pm Hear members from the award winning SCARLET team (led by Mimas) share examples of how Augmented Reality (AR) is being used in education at the University of Sussex and the University for the Creative … Read more

Visualising rich spatial data with 3D and AR

Over the past couple of months I have been working with colleagues from the Landmap service at Mimas to create an AR experience around the UKMap dataset. The UKMap Collection is one of five collections provided free of charge to the UK academic community at Landmap and was originally collection by The GeoInformation Group. This … Read more