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Meet us at DIGITAL & BIM Italia
NavVis will be taking part in DIGITAL & BIM Italia this October 19 - 20 in Bologna, Italy. DIGITAL & BIM Italia has become the reference event for the Italian construction sector in the field of digitization, bringing together more than 3,000 professionals for the two-day conference and exhibition in Bologna. The event will focus on issues related to building digitization, including design software, 3D printers, drones, virtual and augmented reality, digital manufacturing, IoT, digitized procedures and site tools, and BIM. You can find NavVis and our Italian partner, Digitaca, at Booth 4 at the event. Want to get in touch? Schedule a meeting at the event!
October 19 - 20, 2017
Place: Bologna, Italy
Take a virtual tour of Bayer’s new Communications Center!
NavVis technology was used by Bayer AG, the multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company, to give virtual access to the recently updated Baykomm Communications Center.
The BayKomm Center in Leverkusen, Germany, is a multifunctional meeting place, forum for discussion and multimedia exhibition center. Since its opening in 1991, over 750,000 visitors have had the opportunity to explore the space. With its recent digital re-configuration, Baykomm is now being made available to an even wider audience of inquisitive visitors.
The 1,342-square meter center allows visitors to try out interactive, digital stations where they can learn all about Bayer,...Show full article
Join us at ChinterGEO 2017
The NavVis China team is pleased to be attending ChinterGEO, a Chinese surveying and mapping, geographic information technology and equipment exhibition. Taking place since 1996, this year’s forum will consist of subjective reports, academic reports and a number of hotspot sub-forums. These will enable the audience to gain comprehensive information from macro and micro aspects of industry policies, cutting edge technologies, and industry applications. Visitors can find NavVis at Booth B4/006. We will also be holding a presentation at the event titled “What value does indoor digitization bring to IoT and Industry 4.0?”. The presentation will take place on October 21st at 14:00 local time. Be sure to get in touch if you would like to connect or schedule a meeting at the event!
October 20 - 22, 2017
Place: Xiamen Shi, China
Blog: Promoting Building Accessibility Through Technology
Discovering how everything currently being done indoors can be done better digitally is one of the most exciting things about NavVis technology. And while many of the applications are still waiting to be discovered, there are a growing number of cases where NavVis technology is already making a meaningful difference. One such case was recently discovered when NavVis teamed up with the German non-profit organization Lebenshilfe Offenburg to help improve building accessibility for people with disabilities.
Many of us take for granted that we can walk up the front steps of our office building and arrive at our desks...Show full article
Blog: Why Architects are embracing 3D technology
The most successful architects understand that, for most clients, buildings serve a specific purpose. A good architect therefore takes the time to understand what the client is trying to achieve with the building and then designs a structure to meet those needs. But this client centric approach to buildings doesn’t stop during the design process; it extends to the delivery of buildings.
Construction is a collaborative process, involving every stakeholder, from contractors to engineers and building owners. This is exactly why architects, and in fact the AEC industry in general, have begun to recognize the value of bringing digital innovation...Show full article
Blog: New EU energy policies highlight the need for better building data
The European Union has recently announced an ambitious strategy to transition to nearly zero-energy buildings across member states (Policies to Enforce the Transition to Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in Europe). This new strategy is the latest EU policy targeting the environmental impact of buildings (see also recent amendments to the directive on the energy performance of buildings) and will require further action by building operators to save energy and comply with CO² emission standards. While these ambitions are admirable, they have also left building owners and operators scrambling for an implementation solution ahead of the looming deadlines.... Show full article
Blog: A/E/C Marketing: How 3D technology elevates your game
In an industry where the work should speak for itself, visual communication is not just essential – it’s everything. For this very reason, imagery is the most crucial element of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Marketing. Visual communication showcases the skills that will ultimately attract clients, win projects and gain more work.
But most AEC firms still rely on photography to capture every detail and nuance of a project. These photos then usually form the core of AEC marketing. But while photography may be one of the most familiar forms of visual communication, in the era of virtual reality, it’s...Show full article
Blog: The benefits of indoor digitization
In our first blog post we talked about how building owners can use NavVis technology to unlock the digital potential of the indoors. Our digital indoor platform makes this possible by bringing the transformational capabilities of (outdoor) digital maps and GPS to the indoors.
But the NavVis digital indoor platform is more than just an indoor mapping and navigation solution. NavVis technology converts entire indoor spaces into a virtual representation identical to the physical asset, known as a digital twin. This process is the first step in what we refer to as indoor digitization, and it is essential to...Show full article
Blog: 90% of GDP is created indoors. So why are buildings still a digital wasteland?
Welcome to NavVis – we are the global leader in indoor mapping, visualization, and navigation technology. Our mission is to fully digitize the indoors and bring the benefits of the digital era to everyone, everywhere.
We’ve launched this blog to share some of the amazing stories about how indoor digitization is changing and shaping the world we live in.
Just consider the impact of global positioning satellites (GPS) and digital maps. Together these two technologies have fundamentally transformed the world outside our doorstep. Transport, logistics, agriculture, ride hailing, food delivery, defense, natural resource extraction – every outdoor industrial process is...Show full article
The Digital Future: How BIM will transform the German Construction Industry
On January 24th, 2017, the German Government hosted the second annual “Future Forum” on the digitization of construction. The main takeaway for attendees was that Germany is undergoing a digital transformation – by 2020, digital planning will come first for every project in the construction industry.
NavVis was thrilled to be at the event and be part of this movement to put Germany at the forefront of digital innovation. While most of the pilot projects already underway focus on outdoor projects, NavVis is part of a research project on indoor digitization for the construction industry. In cooperation with our...
January 24, 2017
Place: Berlin, Germany
Digital Airport Munich officially released
Another major product powered by NavVis technology is now available online: the Digital Airport Munich. Users can now explore the entire Airport Munich from their browser and on mobile devices. The digital map of the airport contains over 1,000 points of interest such as shops, bars, restaurants, and of course departure gates.
Munich Airport has officially announced its Digital Maps to the public. Read the Airport's press release
New Panorama Digital Released
This June, the Panorama fashion fair took place in Berlin again over the span of three days. This time the newest fashion trends for spring/summer 2017 were presented to fashion experts from all around the world. This impressive trade show has once more been captured with NavVis technology in only one night. The results are available for everyone to enjoy at www.panorama-digital.com.Show article
Online Fair "Panorama Digital" Launched
We are excited to announce the release of Panorama Digital, the world's first fully digitized fair experience. Panorama Digital is powered by NavVis Mapping and Virtualization technology and enhanced by a custom-build user interface for our web app IndoorViewer. Panorama Digital allows over 700 exhibitors to continue showcasing their products online to fashion industry experts. The final online product was launched less than 24 hours after the physical fair closed its doors. The...Show full article
Vokal+Partner receive M3 Trolley and extend Partner Network
Vokal+Partner, a Munich-based engineering firm with years of expertise in industrial surveying, 3D modeling and building information modeling (BIM), is one of the most recent NavVis partners who received their own M3 Trolley. Vokal extends NavVis’s reach by offering mapping services not only in Germany and Austria but also in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. See our NavVis Partner Page for more information on their company and the services they offer....Show full article
Experience the Deutsches Museum in Virtual Reality
Deutsches Museum, the world's largest technology museum, will have to consistently close exhibitions over the next ten years, due to renovation purposes. However, thanks to NavVis's groundbreaking mapping technology, large areas of Deutsches Museum have been digitised and can now continue to be experienced in virtual reality with our web-based NavVis IndoorViewer. An integrated audio guide provides an audio tour of the most popular exhibitions. Dive in and experience the Deutsches Museum in a completely...Show full article
Successful days at Paris Air Show
NavVis joined SAP’s booth at the Paris Air Show 2015 in Le Bourget. Besides creating a virtual booth tour for SAP and the European Space Agency (ESA), we had some exciting and effectual days and established a lot of international contacts.
Check out the virtual tour of the ESA booth here and the tour of SAP’s booth here.