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Proposed Group: Augmented Reality Community Group

The Augmented Reality Community Group has been proposed:

W3C is about an Open Web Platform; is about the development and further W3C standardization of open API's. On synergy of Open Hardware API's, hardware sensors, and Open Web Platform – is the work of this W3C AR Community. Purpose for this W3C AR Community is, respectively, in connecting these initiatives with AR related communities and initiatives like Open AR, Open ARWeb, AR Standards, AR Forum, W3C POI WG, WebRTC, WHATWG, Web Applications WGs, Khronos WG's, IETF WG's, ROS, PointClouds, OpenNI, OpenCV etc. on the topic of Augmented Reality Web. W3C AR Community development should help the development of the reference AR Web platform, dedicated to testing and experimenting with a reference implementations of W3C's and other open industry standards; evaluating a possibility of the secure data schemes for storing the Point Clouds (a set of colored points in 3D space, usually achieved in the process of 3D scanning) and other social-related GIS AR data; discussing, developing and proposing the open standards for hardware and software interfaces of open standards based Augmented Reality Web; developing the propositions for healthy conditions of Augmented Reality use.

You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, W3C launch the group and people can join to begin work.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

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Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

4 Responses to Proposed Group: Augmented Reality Community Group

  • Hello!

    International and locally-focused non-profit and for-profit organizations, corporations, institutions, projects, other kinds of related to AR initiatives and personalities Are Welcome to participate and contribute along with any community that believes and works for an IPR balanced open standards (like in and for their implementations on Open Augmented Reality Web platform!

    Please, note that in the short-description for this community are only “Upper-Level” communities, SDOs and other initiatives that, in the order, include/may include any of the mentioned above or work – just along with.

    This is a new generation – W3C Community Group, so – facilitates the usual W3C processes by
    – open to all: anyone may participate.
    – without fee: no Membership is required.
    and all other stated conditions.


  • It is very valuable for the W3C to support expansion of AR on the Web.

    Let’s use all the tools and structures available/at our disposal for expanding the discussion and the community behind open and interoperable Augmented Reality experiences!

    I look forward to the formation of and to participating in this group!


  • Hi –

    I am the CTO of the Open Geospatial Consortium. I am also involved in the W3C PoI activity, the IETF GeoPRIV Working Group, ISO TC 211 (geomatics) and the AR Standards coordination group. I would hope that the Augmented Reality Community Group would consider OGC standards in their discussions. A number of OGC standards have direct applicability to the AR standards stack. A variety of OGC standards are already in use in AR (especially enterprise) applications. OGC standards such as KML, GML, CityGML and WMS can and have already been used in AR workflows. ARML is just now being submitted to the OGC in a new standards track. Any questions, please let me know. Also, APRS has a specification for encoding and sharing point clouds. This specification was developed in concert with a number of LIDAR user and technology organizations.


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