The Open AR Cloud is a volunteer organization whose mission statement is to “drive the development of open and interoperable spatial computing technology, data, and standards to connect the physical and digital worlds for the benefit of all.” They’re going to be holding a 2019 State of The AR Cloud Symposium and Showcase on May 28th, which is the day before Augmented World Expo (AWE) begins.
Open AR Cloud recently launched 11 different working groups that are focusing on the following areas:
- Spatial Indexing & GeoPose
- Reality Modeling/Mapping (Spatial Data Creation)
- Content Delivery, Browsing & Ownership
- Edge-Computing, IoT, and 5G for AR-Cloud
- Compliance, Regulations, and Legal
- User Experience, Accessibility, and Safety
- Open Source, Open Data and Open R&D
- Organization and Community
- Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and decentralized apps for AR-Cloud
I had a chance to catch up with the managing director of Open AR Cloud Jan Erik Vinje, as well as with one of the active founding members of the Open AR Cloud Alina Kadlubsky at Laval Virtual in France. We talked about the Open AR Cloud, some of the problems that they’re trying to solve, and their vision of what it will mean to have an open and interoperable spatial web.
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