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.
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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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.