Following the creation of the 3D models from Iceland, I have been looking into ways of making them accessible and interactive for a range of users. It took little additional learning to move the models from the virtual reality world into augmented reality.
I achieved this using the Augment app and web app. The model works well, especially when combined with a physical tracker to mount the model to, such as a book or a buisness card. The user can manipulate the model by moving the tracker relative to an ios or android device. I would argue that you have more control over the model in virtual reality and that augmented reality for this data set is more of a gimmick, however for creating supplementary data for field courses and course practicals it may have some benefits.
If you want to try it out you can download the app from the app store or google play for free. once you have download the app scan the QR code below, create a tracker (optional) and view one of the 3d models in the palm of your hand or on your desk.