3D maps are not only very fashionable nowadays, but also very helpful for the ones using them. Seeing each and every detail of a building or street of interest, and even entire neighborhoods or even cities – 3D maps have it all!
One of the first to implement 3D maps worldwide was the tech and Internet giant, Google, but others will soon follow. Microsoft has launched a preview of Bing 3D maps, while Apple was just awarded a patent for a concept that could allow users to crowd-source street-level, 3D mapping data. But for now, Google offers the only complete service for 3D maps, called Google Cities in 3D Program. By introducing your information in this program, you can easily share and spread it worldwide through Google Earth and Google Maps.
Google 3D Maps are very useful for a wide range of business. Photo source: google.com
This tool can be successfully used by municipalities, various types of businesses in the tourism industry, such as national parks, luxury resorts and spas or companies in the land planning or real estate business. Implementing this kind of maps can be very beneficial from many points of view. First and foremost, 3D maps can revolutionize tourism in an area. By publishing a 3D model of buildings or main landmarks on the Internet, this data will immediately reach hundreds of millions of users of the World Wide Web. Some of them might be attracted and engaged by this new feature you are providing and consider visiting your city or place of interest in the future.
More to it, when the visitor is already on-site, it would be very helpful for him to be able to choose his touristic route and desired sightseeing online. A series of big cities worldwide have implemented 3D maps, this is also the case of Oradea, a Romanian municipality. On a dedicated Internet page, tourists that go in Oradea can thousands of videos and photos with landmarks and historical buildings they can visit. Also, they can take advantage of an application to be downloaded on smartphone, tablet or computer, guiding them on their chosen route.
Secondly, if you are operating in the real estate or land planning domain, you can also make very good use of 3D maps. You can develop your business by integrating this tool to your previous portfolio. It can facilitate attracting new business partners and investors if you desire to start a new building project or even future buyers for your condos or office premises.
Various municipalities and companies from different countries are using this revolutionary new tool. Try it now, it could bring boost tourism in your area or bring you the desire investors and clientele.