Deliver a hassle-free experience to your customers and provide access to real-time locations and destinations with this 3D Wayfinder. Remotely manage information in one easy-to-use centralized web service.
With the 3D Wayfinder it easy to understand where you are, in what direction you are looking and how to reach your destination. Since it is multilingual, locations can be translated into required languages and change without reloading the wayfinding application. It’s easy to keep the directory up to date on every platform, whether it’s run in a kiosk, on mobile or the web.
Points of Interest
POI are various locations that are important for visitors like shops, toilets, ATMs, exits, etc. Each POI has a customized icon that is displayed on the 3D plan and in the building directory menu. Each POI has a name, ID, icon, text and additional parameters. It is possible to add quick-buttons to the screen for frequently searched destinations.
Searching and Grouping
All POIs are sorted by subject, alphabetical order and floors. Visitors can search the building directory for locations by typing a keyword or phrase using the on-screen keyboard. The keyboard layout depends on the chosen language and closes automatically when not in use.
Switching displayed floor plans is easy. When showing routes between floors, the floor plans are switched automatically with smooth animation.
You are Here
The “You are Here” spot is the location where the 3D Wayfinder application is displayed or used. The viewing direction at every spot changes the vantage point of the application to match the viewing angle of the visitor. If you move the kiosk, you can also easily change the “you are here” spot. Changing the location does not disrupt the route displays since all routes are calculated while in motion.
Visualization of routes
After searching for or selecting a destination, the software will give the shortest route in the 3D plan. Routes are calculated automatically or can be changed by the administrator. Display route as an animated dotted line, which can be color changed or a footprint image. If the destination is on a different floor, the route can be browsed by floor. The length of the route and estimated time of arrival can also be displayed. Visitors can choose alternative routes that are optimized for disabled people (without stairs) or to similar places (toilets, ATMs). Routes are drawn through navigation nodes, to which additional parameters can be added for more complex routes. For example, it is possible to create one-way routes through gates and other similar objects.
Building managers and tenants can log in and manage all the information and access to the following features:
- adding/changing POI’s
- defining keywords
- retrieving statistics
- placing advertisements
For the management of large buildings, it is important to get information about visitors and their needs. Statistics provide answers to questions like:
- What language do the visitors speak?
- Which kiosk spot is used the most?
- Which times are most popular?
- What are the sex and/or age of the visitor? (Special software and hardware required)
Statistics provide an overview of the most common search terms. At the same time, all the keywords that cannot be matched with results are saved and presented. Thereby, you can see what your visitors like to find in your building.
Contextual ads are displayed according to the chosen topic subject or typed-in search keyword – making the ad more targeted and useful for the visitor.
- Banner ads that can be images and animations.
- Highlighted directory items with additional ad text (similar to Google Sponsored Links).
- Small pop-up banners in the 3D plan.
All ads can be priced according to the following parameters:
- Time frame.
- Search keywords.
- Minimum fee.
Clicking on an ad can guide a visitor to the advertised store or open a new window with an external website. This way advertisers can use the existing ad channels. Visitors can be attracted by giving out coupons, offering special deals, providing additional information, etc.
Usual customization can be:
- Font (style, size, and color)
- Menu and map area size, also size for additional info
- Button placement and size
- Borders and border colors
Also, it is possible to customize the template orientation (make portrait from the landscape and vice versa).
API (Application Programming Interface)
- POI’s – adding, changing and grouping.
- Managing ads – changing, adding and removing.
- Users – creating and managing users.
- Navigation nodes – customizing routes – which parts of the building are accessible and by whom.
- Statistics – statistics about usage.
- Language – adding/removing languages and managing translations.
Connecting with Social Media
Many companies are using social networks to inform people about news, events, special offers, etc. It is possible to integrate social networks with 3D Wayfinder using the API and the templates.
Embedding the 3D Wayfinder on your website.
The 3D Wayfinder application can be embedded into your website. It works with most common web browsers (Chrome, Mozilla, IE, Safari, etc.) in Windows or Mac. The Unity Web Player plug-in installation is required. By embedding 3D maps on your website, visitors will have up-to-date information about the stores and offers. It attracts visitors with its interactivity and advertises your center as an innovative and progressive place.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.