Linkedin Series :: Platform In Action

May 15, 2020 by Sam Slater

This is the 4th of 4 in a series written in the words of the employees at Concept3D.

Our interactive maps and virtual tours are a collaboration of creativity and design in our 3D renderings, form, and function in the software platform, and the life and vibrancy our clients bring to their implementation of Concept3D.

Who is better than those that built something to outline the possibilities and cutting- edge use cases. This entry in the Linkedin Series will highlight some features and uses of the Concept3D platform that you may not have previously known. 

Putting a New Spin on 360° Tours

In early 2020 Concept3D added 360° video capabilities to 360° Tour. Now in addition to either a panorama or static photo, the primary tour stop imagery can be a 360° video. How to make a 360 virtual tour with a 360° video is as easy as it always has been, just add it like normal.

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This feature […] understandably, was a common customer request. For this reason, we are especially thrilled about releasing a feature which will make for a richer tour experience!

Read the full article by Kyle Keller here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/putting-new-spin-tour-builder-kyle-keller/

Integrating Feeds into the Concept3D Platform

Data feeds, not to be confused with our APIs, pull information or data from 3rd parties into the Concept3D platform. We break down the feeds into either core or supplemental with further categorization by how the feed is managed and the type of data it is displaying.

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Embedding feeds using either method above will greatly expand not only the content on your map, but also the map’s interactivity.

CoreYour GIS data displayed on the interactive map. The “where” of the location comes from the feed as well as desired additional content. It is core due to it being the ‘core’ or critical data for the map.

Supplemental – Extra or “supplemental” data is pulled in from the feed. The “where” of the location is managed in the Concept3D CMS

Feed ManagementSome feeds are updated in real-time vs. nightly when the information is updated on the interactive map. Some feeds are managed by Concept3D while others are managed by the client. The variety is so each client’s interactive map reflects their location and solves their specific use cases, however, to provide a framework, we breakdown into use case:

  • Content ::  When general information about a location is fed through a feed, we refer to this as a content feed. This information is not rapidly changing or overly complex. Both supplemental and core feeds can be content feeds
  • Transit :: Think moving buses – updated in real-time, but non-changing bus routes or stops might be more permanent and can be updated less frequently. Transit feeds generally consist of both real-time and static data.
  • Asset :: The cousin to transit, moving things just not buses, trains, planes, and automobiles, the asset feed tracks assets.
  • Calendar :: Or events, this feed works with event management systems and/or calendar applications to tie location to specific events and the timing of things for a single view for end-users to get to the right place at the right time.
  •  Capacity :: How full or how many? What is the capacity of a certain space or location? The capacity feed is all about determining the state of a place without going there. If it’s worth it to go to the computer lab right now or if a piece of equipment needs attention or not
  • Media :: Often times media is stored separately from general content. Sometimes this requires a separate supplemental feed into the location.
  • Video :: Showing live or streamed video directly from the interactive map

Read the full article by Gregg Larson here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/integrating-feeds-concept3d-platform-gregg-larson/

Tools healthcare providers are adopting to Improve the Patient Experience

Patient experience is a broad and important part of healthcare. 

While digital maps are the turnkey solution by any means to patient experience they do play a role. From wayfinding to information dissemination, the map can an important role in patient experience. 

Helping patients and families finding their way through improved indoor navigation with real-time information that can be updated.

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By leveraging the innovative technology a comprehensive digital map can provide, our clients are providing key digital services that advance their commitment to patient experience transformation.

Read the full article by Gregg Larson here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tools-healthcare-providers-adopting-improve-patient-gregg-larson/

Topics: 360° TourDigital MapsInteractive 3D MapLive Data Integration

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