Understanding the environment

One of the most compelling features of HoloLens is its ability to place and track virtual/digital content in the real world. It does this using a process known as spatial mapping, whereby the device actively scans the environment, building its digital representation in memory. In addition, it adds anchors using a concept called spatial anchors. Spatial anchors mark important points in the world in reference to the defined world origin; holograms are positioned relative to these spatial anchors, and these anchors are also used to join multiple spaces for handling larger environments.

The effectiveness of the scanning process will determine the quality of the experience; therefore, it is important to understand ...

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