Virtual Geology is a group focused on providing innovative solutions for teaching, communicating, and researching within the field of geology. QUT’s School of Computer Science has teamed up with the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to ideate, develop, and create immersive technologies that can be used to assist geologists overcome barriers that otherwise would inhibit their capacity to teach, learn, communicate, and research.

There are currently two main ongoing projects that target these issues, the first being the Virtual Geology Teaching Tool. The tool consists of a comprehensive toolkit, containing tools used for measurement and other general data collection in the field. The second major project is focused on Immersive Scientific Sensemaking. The aim is to provide an immersive in-situ environment where geologists can analyse their data and communicate their findings with other scientists.

The Virtual Geology Group is part of QUT’s Faculty of Science.