What is 360° Maps?
360° Maps is a feature of Concept3D's map software that increases immersion and allows for greater map control with spin, tilt, and rotate functionality via 3D models rather than 3D renderings.
FAQs about 360° Maps
What is the difference between 360° Maps and the traditional 3D interactive map?
360° Maps is part of the interactive map; it is a feature option as part of the map software. The core difference is in how the 3D models are experienced by the end-user. With 360° Maps, the end-user has access to spin, tilt, and rotate the 3D model rather than view a 3D rendering.
What is the difference between 3D models and 3D renderings?
3D models are digital representations using various geometric shapes and applied textures to define details. 3D renderings are made by turning 3D models into a two-dimensional image.
Can I have 360° Maps as well as my interactive map with 3D renderings?
Yes! We have options depending on your map and use case, please discuss with your Client Success Manager.
Can the 3D rendering I have be viewed as a 3D model?
No, the 3D rendering is a single raster image while for 360° Maps each model is separate. The models used for your renderings are a great starting point for us to create your 360º Map.
How are 360° Maps created?
Concept3D’s production team starts with the 3D models we use to create a 3D rendering. After optimizations are made, textures are created and then the models are placed on the map in the correct geolocation via a new module in the content management system, 360º Map Builder.