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HoloLens Beginner’s Guide by Jason Odom

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World Anchors

Most coordinate systems are absolute in nature. This means that 1 meter is always 1 meter. If you plot a point at 0.2 inches by 1.7 inches on a graph, you know the distance will be 1.5 inches. As previously explained, there are a lot of benefits of absolute measurement systems. However, without a way to measure in absolutes on a large scale and convert that to a mobile digital system, Microsoft had to find a different solution.

Some systems are relative, which means that they plot positions in relationship to other objects in the system; this type of system works better on a larger scale.

World Anchors or spatial anchors use a coordinate system that is primarily relative. With the HoloLens, the sensor array is always working, ...

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