Passengers at Munich Airport can now enjoy the airport before flying thanks to new virtual reality technology.
The airport has launched a virtual reality tool that allow passengers to see all the airport’s terminals online.
It’s a perfect way for a passenger planning their first flight to or from Munich to become familiar with the airport before leaving home.
The application offers plenty of useful functionality: more than 1,000 points of interest are embedded in the maps, from shops, bars and restaurants to services and departure gates.
Munich says it is the world’s first airport to offer this service.
A crew with a high-tech mobile camera spent months covering every area, both before and after security, recording digitized images of the approximately 300,000 square meters in the Munich Airport Center (MAC), the two terminals and the new Terminal 2 satellite facility.
Well over one million panoramic photos were processed to produce the digital map material.
The results can now be accessed online at https://navigation.munich-airport.de/. The virtual tour of the airport’s interior will be launched immediately on the user’s¬ PC, tablet or smartphone.
How it works
- To embark on the digital tour, passengers simply click on the area they wish to visit in the opening map.
- Next they select their desired direction for a realistic stroll through the airport.
- Holding the left mouse button permits rotation to the left or right or up and down.
The technology for the digital airport tour was provided by the Munich company NavVis GmbH. The digital agency Baro & Pfannenstein developed the control concept and user interface.
N.B. Image credit: Munich Airport
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