Why you should go for 3D maps

The days of having to rely solely on 2D maps to find our way around large buildings are a thing of the past.

In this article, we take a look at the advantages of 3D maps and why they are revolutionizing indoor navigation.

Limited dimensions, limited efficiency:

Until now, two-dimensional maps have been the main tool for any kind of navigation. However, these flat representations often only provide limited information and cannot fully reflect the complex structure of large buildings. The result? Visitors and even employees may have difficulty navigating, which can lead to both frustration and delays.

While 2D maps are suitable for certain use cases, such as getting from home to a building, and may be sufficient for a rough orientation, they often reach their limits when it comes to finding your way around in a complex environment.

Prepare your journey easily and reach your destination safely:

One of the great strengths of 3D maps is the ability to familiarize yourself with the building before a visit. Due to the three-dimensional representation, the building is much easier to recognize on the map. This allows users to prepare their routes in advance and minimize potential uncertainties. When arriving on campus, important buildings are immediately recognized and visitors enter the site with a sense of familiarity.

Intuitive navigation and experience of buildings:

Realistic 3D representations allow users to virtually explore the building. Compared to conventional 2D maps, 3D maps offer a more realistic representation of the building interiors. This gives users a better spatial understanding of their surroundings and makes it easier for them to find their way around. The spatial depth and the ability to rotate maps in a 360-degree view creates a new kind of experience that intuitively engages users in navigation. Instead of searching for lines and symbols on flat, abstract maps, users can easily understand building structures on 3D maps. Stairs, elevators, emergency exits and other important features are recognizable at first glance. This significantly simplifies orientation.

To sum up:

3D maps are revolutionizing the way we move around indoors. They offer a realistic, intuitive and immersive way to navigate in complex buildings. Our goal should be to provide visitors and employees with the best possible navigation tool.

While 2D maps have their justification, it is clear that 3D maps represent the next level of indoor navigation. A better understanding of the spatial environment, thorough preparation before the visit and the immersive experience are all reasons why you should rely on 3D maps. 

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