Members of the Geographic Information Network of Alaska at the University of Alaska have created an augmented-reality sandbox designed to make it easier to visualize topographic features. "This is the translator between looking at 3-dimensional topography and looking at a flat map, a map that's got all these squiggles and lines on it," said Eric Stevens, a science liaison with the organization. The team, which based its project on the work of Oliver Kreylos at the University of California, Davis, intends to create a more refined version of the sandbox for display at science fairs.

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