Interactive Mapping Services for Convention Centers Coming to Texas

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Ever wander around a convention center wondering if you were going in the right direction? Or have your wished for a better way to illustrate a large venue’s capabilities to a meeting planning client?

Concept3D uses 3D rendering and video, interactive map design, 3D map overlays and VR-ready virtual tour software to provide easily accessible online products for its clients — in Texas and beyond. The company was founded in 2006 and, in addition to venues, hotels, resorts and convention centers, offers custom turn-key mapping services for health care and retirement facilities, large commercial sites and retail locations.

“Concept3D can be used by visitors, sales and marketing teams and for planning meetings, as well as to highlight all the benefits that a convention center brings to the surrounding area. Built atop Open Street Maps, the Concept3D platform is also a powerful tool for highlighting regional attractions, restaurants and activities that are often critical when meeting planners are deciding where to host their event,” says Chris Munz, vice president of business development for Concept3D.

Concept3D clients range from Disney to Google and Massachusetts General Hospital to the Tucson Convention Center and Arizona State University as well as economic development agencies, commercial real estate firms and publishers. One of the company’s most recent clients is the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, and several venues in Texas are expected to come on board soon.

The convention center recently launched an interactive map and virtual tour platform of the venue’s 584,000 square feet of event space designed by Concept3D. “Colorado Convention Center is a great example of the flexibility of Concept3D to digitally present spaces, media and data in an intuitive map layout that’s easy to navigate,” says Munz. Event attendees, visitors, employees, exhibitors, vendors and meeting planners can navigate the 3D renderings, multi-floor maps and virtual tour products by visiting the Colorado Convention Center’s website.

“We saw the potential of Concept3D’s platform right away and it was amazing to see our space come to life in a fully interactive 3D map,” says John Adams, general manager of the Colorado Convention Center. “We know the platform will improve overall guest and attendee experience and we’re excited for all the ways that we can use it for both internal and external needs moving forward.”

Concept3D operates a network of hundreds of modelers and photographers, employs a variety of in-house technologies and has locations in both Denver and Eden Prairie, Minn. Customers of Concept3D can choose Pro Services and have their 3D maps, renderings and virtual tours created for them or they can use the company’s atlas3D software platform to build and maintain their own interactive 3D maps and virtual tours. Additionally, the company offers CampusBird, a 3D mapping software platform for school campuses ranging from K-12 to the largest public universities in the Nation. 

Would you know what to do if something went terribly wrong?

 

You have been tasked with tracking down the coolest spot for your organization’s next meeting or convention and have no idea where to begin. Don’t worry! This is where the staff of a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) like Visit The Woodlands comes in.

The main role of a DMO is to help make your life easier and to assist you in the detailed process of planning your convention or meeting.

Here are 5 ways a DMO can help with your next meeting:

1) RFP Distribution