Measuring distances and surfaces in augmented reality has been on our roadmap to be integrated into the BlindGuide KLIC App for some time now.
The measurement function on the map was already available. But as of today, you can now use our app to perform measurements in Augmented Reality. The functionality is available for all ARCore compatible devices.
With this extra function you can quickly measure the length between 2 or more points that you place on the screen yourself, for example between a buildingfacade and your cable or trench. The app automatically calculates the separate and total distances for you.
You will be given clear instructions on how to measure heights and widths. When measuring a surface in view, you can place three or more points on your screen yourself. When you click on the checkbox, our app will then automatically measure the area in square meters of that specified area. If desired, you can also show the GPS coordinates of your chosen area and take a screenshot of it.
When measuring a surface, we assume that it is a flat area. So we do not measure the area of sloping walls of the trench.
Up to 75 cm the app shows an error margin of 1 cm. Above that the margin will be 2 cm. You may find it difficult to place a point on your screen with your finger very accurately, a stylus may be a solution here.
The AR measurement function is included in the premium package that you can purchase in our app. In order to install the BlindGuide KLIC app, it is important that you first have or install ARCore on your device. After that you can install the BLindGuide KLIC App. The premium package can be bought in the BlindGuide app store within our app.
It is also important that you have enough light at your disposal. When measuring a surface, we assume that it is a flat area. This means that we do not measure the area of sloping walls in the trench.
At this moment Measure is at least available for the devices that are suitable for ARCore and these are the Google Pixel 2 (XL), Samsung Galaxy S9 (+), S8 (+), S7 and S7 Edge, Note 8, LG V30, Asus Zenfone AR and the OnePlus 5. If your device is not in this list, you can still make an attempt by pressing the button on the right. Perhaps your phone is suitable for ARCore or ARKit but you need to upgrade your OS first.