To put it bluntly, new navigation solutions simply aren’t impressing anyone anymore. After all, these days, getting a gadget to guide you from A to B is the norm. But of course, that’s only when you’re outside. Have you ever tried working out where you’re supposed to go in a large airport when time is ticking away? What about finding that exhibition you’re dying to see at a large, bustling museum? Or how nice would it be if online shopping could be just like strolling around your favorite store? If NavVis GmbH, a successful startup from Munich, has anything to do with it, the solutions to all these scenarios will only ever be one click away. The basis for opening up these indoor spaces and more like them is a range of indoor digitalization solutions that the company has developed. During CeBIT 2017 in Hannover, NavNis and its production partner GBN Systems are showcasing the NavVis M3 Mapping Trolley.
Like other NavVis solutions, the M3 Mapping Trolley helps to create a "digital twin", i.e. a centimeter-accurate map of an internal space for the purposes of indoor navigation. Taking this as a basis, a browser-based indoor viewer allows users to look around buildings, find a route, take precise point-to-point measurements and interact with specific points of interest. Harry Flint, Head of Marketing and Business Development at GBN Systems, explains: "Through its products, NavVis is helping its customers rapidly transfer indoor spaces to the digital world. There are countless possible areas of application that can be investigated digitally. Supporting this likeable and dynamic Bavarian startup is proving to be a fascinating technological challenge for GBN Systems."