In 2023 we will complete the system (currently in beta) and release a production version, which will include the minting of NFTs. These NFTs are known as OVRMaps and are the 3D output of the map2earn system. Users who map a location keep the NFT output or they can sell it on the OVER Marketplace. Other mapping incentives include tasks to map iconic locations around the world or locations owned by members of the OVER community, which are paid for using OVR tokens.
An OVRMap NFT comprises three main assets:
3D Point Cloud – the visual manifestation of the mapped location
Today the point cloud is only usable on the Unity SDK. We will integrate it inside the Web Builder making precise editing and relocalization accessible to everyone. We will also integrate a point cloud viewer inside the marketplace and the app so it will be possible to explore point clouds without the need to install additional software.
Digital Fly-through – the immersive NeRF video simulation
Thanks to the latest computer vision breakthroughs provided by NeRF (neural radiance fields) we’re now able to re-create fly-through simulations of the mapped locations. We will also enable several features to empower the owner of the OVRMap to create personalized visualizations:
- In-app interface to define the center of the OVRMap during the mapping activity
- Additional standard orbits to choose from
- Inclusion of the AR experience inside the simulation
- Interface to create a personalized orbit inside the mapping
The end goal is to release a real-time NeRF simulation of the augmented environment, blurring the borders between AR and VR in an extended reality experience.
Re-localization Parameters – the coordinates to relocalize you in a space.
Re-localization is fully operational on the OVER platform with an average accuracy of 20 cm and 5 degrees. This year we’ll make improvements to the system and introduce new AI algorithms with increased accuracy and resilience.