Outdoor Augmented Reality: Museum at the Market square

For the municipality of Spijkenisse (near Rotterdam, the Netherlands), we have created an app (Museum op de Markt) and a special AR viewer to visualise the old square in the 1950′s and tell stories about the past at the town square. This April the app has been launched for the App store and Google Play (soon). The special Augmented Reality viewer will be installed at the square in May/ June. There will be a festive opening of the square with the viewer and the app in the week of June the 24th.

The Viewer

With the special Augmented Reality Viewer, visitors can watch the square as it is right now, but also what the square looked like in the 1950′s. A special 3D layer will be projected over the normal camera view, this way people can see a blend of the old and recently renewed town square. The buildings at the square have been demolished, only the church remained. The 3D projections show buildings that used to be part of the built environment. There are, of course, houses but also a farm and businesses.

The app

The app is an extension of the viewer. With the app you can learn and see even more of the old square. At the square special tiles are placed with images that visitors can scan using a mobile device with the app. A special guide leads you through all the special places at the square and tells you stories about the hard life in the 1950′s, how the people used to live here, what they did to earn a living, how Spijkenisse as a city became larger and so on. You get an insight at the life on the square and you learn some facts about the town and its people. The houses and artefacts are visualized with special Augmented Reality 3D animation. You can download the app for free for iOS and Android.

Scan a tile and watch the old square come alive

See & hear stories about the old houses

Augmented Reality: an interesting blend of the past and the present

With the viewer and the app we realised a unique project that is both informative and entertaining and gives a unique sight in an old square that has changed during time.


Curious? Feel free to contact us to see how we can make augmented reality work for you!