Utilizing 3D Wayfinder solutions for conference and exhibition venues

January 16, 2020

Industry conferences and exhibitions have become an integral part of international business and networking. These sorts of events can include tens and even hundreds of thousands of attendees. Managing the orderly movement of these masses is essential to a successful event. 3D Wayfinder offers a number of solutions to help manage navigating and organizing the event. Read closer about wayfinder solutions for conference and exhibition venues.

The largest conference and exhibition venues stretch over massive areas and include exhibition and banquet halls, seminar and meeting rooms, dining areas and so on. In addition, inside the exhibition area there are various booths. A good way to help people navigate this maze would be either our 3D or 2D map. The main functions of these maps are to search for specific locations and to guide the attendees there. Besides that, these interactive maps can be customized to show timetables of events, descriptions of booths, relevant notifications and promotions. 

Wayfinder software in crowded conference halls and venues.
A conference crowd in need of 3D Wayfinder solutions

Endless ways to integrate different functionalities

It is possible to access these maps either through on-site kiosks, mobile apps or through a website. A mobile app would be a good choice as it can provide indoor positioning. This is excellent, as exhibitions are usually on such huge premises and quite crowded. Also, it is possible to integrate the mobile app or kiosk with various functions to assist with the overall organizing of the event. For instance, printing accreditation cards and coupons at the kiosk or giving people updates on weather and transport through the mobile app. The usage statistics can provide the organizers with helpful figures to make adjustments for the future. 

Events like these enable people from all over the world to share ideas and create a synergy that otherwise would rarely occur. For this reason it is essential to make these solutions accessible in multiple languages, which we provide. 

Each venue and event is different and require an unique approach. There are several ways to integrate the functionalities mentioned here, and others, to create the right solution just for you. Get in touch with us to find out what is the best wayfinder solutions for your conference and exhibition venues.

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Compass widget for 3D floor plans

February 15, 2017

We have added compass widget for Developers Template. Compass arrow can be shown on top of the map canvas to point to the north (or any other direction) of the 3D floor plan.

Compass is one of the tools and widgets that is needed for one of our larger building information (BIM) project. There are also other tools under development that provide building information and help work with different data related with building 3D model.3D_Wayfinder_using_compass_widget

Compass widget is using 0-point of the Y-axis. It is called with Camera view-port service orbitController.  It has property currentRotation, which holds the model’s rotation data.  Needle of compass is animated using that data.
Compass example is integrated into Development template. Template can be accessed via the administration panel at admin.3dwayfinder.com when selecting the view with template “DevTemplate”.

When using compass, it is important to notice, that the 3D floorplan has to be modelled north pointing to Z axis. Otherwise you need to make adjustments in widget’s javascript code, which calculates the compass’ position.

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