October 18, 2021

Wayfinding in New Zealand: A 3-D Virtual Mapping at University of Otago’s Library Now Provided at Info Kiosks

From Otago Daily Times:

University students visiting one of Dunedin’s most sprawling open plan buildings can now navigate their way around using a recently installed, 3-D, 360-degree virtual tour kiosk.

More than a year in the making and using more than 1000 panoramic shots stitched seamlessly together, two of the “way-finding” mobile kiosks have just been installed on the library’s ground floor.

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Not only does it guide students to where they need to be, initially from a “doll’s house” perspective leading to “walk through” imagery, but group study areas can be booked on mobile phones.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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