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Augmented Reality Tour

Explore Cal Poly Pomona through an augmented reality (AR) tour – an experience that uses new technology to highlight the campus’ rich history.

Walking through the Bronco Student Center, visitors will learn that in 1974 it was home to Cal Poly Pomona’s very own ice cream shop. A stroll by the swine unit reveals the story of the great pig-napping of 1969, when four Claremont students tried to steal a pig as part of a fraternity initiation prank.

The tour uses Layar, an app that utilizes a smart phone or tablet’s compass, GPS, accelerometer, and camera to overlay pictures, videos, and text onto a live display of the user’s surroundings. The free app works on the iPhone, Android, iPad, and Blackberry.

Augmented reality is cutting-edge technology that allows for a digitally enhanced view of the real world, connecting you with more meaningful content in your everyday life. With the camera and sensors in a smartphone or tablet, AR adds layers of digital information – videos, photos, sounds – directly on top of items in the world around us.