MapaMap REAL 3D - premiere on CeBIT
CeBIT 2008 features the European premiere of the MapaMap® REAL 3D NAVIGATION software technology, which enhances the experience of users of GPS navigators by enriching city maps with realistic 3D shapes of buildings.
Numerous R&D teams worldwide work on three-dimensional building rendering in GPS navigation systems which would present entire metropolitan landscapes instead of just a few landmarks, but it is the Poles who were the first in Europe to have introduced a commercial version of such a product. It is called MapaMap® REAL 3D and appeared on the Polish market in November 2007. That solution is now presented to European users at CeBIT 2008.
"The key innovation applied in our solution consists the technology which allows rendering the real views of cities by introducing 3D shapes of buildings in the GPS devices currently available on the market", says Malgorzata Bartnicka, President of IMAGIS SA. "Our experts managed to overcome both the problem of low processing power of the compact portable GPS equipment as well as the issue of implementing complicated 3D structures on digital maps."
MapaMap® REAL 3D is a navigation system designed for PNDs (Personal Navigation Devices) and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). Since its Polish market launch in November 2007 in Becker and Clarion navigation devices, the MapaMap® REAL 3D system has already been successfully tested on thousands of devices. The market success caused a rapid increase in demand for that kind of solutions and today MapaMap® REAL 3D is offered by 30% of navigation devices brands available in Poland.
CeBIT 2008 will see an official premiere of a new user interface for MapaMap® REAL 3D NAVIGATION software. It has a distinctive modern visual design. Like its predecessors, the new interface leverages the Finger Friendly technology.
Finger Friendly is a technology developed by IMAGIS in 2006, which allows a highly intuitive, extremely convenient and safe control of the navigation system with just one finger, even while driving (without a need to use the stylus, which is a common practice with traditional navigators).