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  • 1. 29  September  2007  –     Press  release:  GeoGames  Launched  UMC  Medical  Center  in  3D  Google  Earth   (source:  http://visualcuriosity.blogs.com/home/2007/09/little-­‐world-­‐ne.html)     GeoGames  launched  University  Medical  Center  Utrecht  in  Google  Earth  3D  navigation     Small  World  News:   The  guys  at  GeoGames  announced  they  have  launched  the  brand  new  Google  Earth  3D  project   for  the  University  Medical  Center  Utrecht  ('UMC  Utrecht',  Netherlands).         The  'UMC  Utrecht'  University  Medical  Center  3D  model  is  running  on  the  M3D  Glider   technology  and  features  high  fidelity  3D  visualisations  from  among  other  partners,  New   Zealand's,  ZNO.   Read  more...     Test-­‐Glide?     Make  sure  you  have  Google  Earth  installed.  Or  download  latest  version  at:   http://earth.google.com   Click  on  the  M3D  View  button  below  to  open  the  3D  models  and  Google  Maps  routing  into   Google  Earth.   Read  more...     Glide  to  the  University  Medical  Center  'UMC  Utrecht'  in  3D  in  Google  Earth
  • 2. Case,  Sept.  2007:     'Glide'  to  your  destinations  at  the  University  Medical  Center  Utrecht  in  3D  in  Google  Earth,  in  the   comfort  of  your  home.   Read  more...   The  UMC  Utrecht  client  is  dislayed  in  3D  into  Google  Earth  and  will  enable  1  Million+  visitors  per   year  to  look  up  their  hospital  visits  destinations  in  full  navigation  (Google  Maps),  from  the   comfort  of  their  homes.   The  UMC  Utrecht  organisation  says  this  will  help  reinforce  the  accessibility  of  premises  and   quality  of  services  by  helping  visitors  for  their  orientation  and  routing  inside  the  buildings  as   well,  to  many  polyclinics  and  treament  rooms  locations.  This:  24/7   GeoGames'  s  director  Jerome  Bertrand  says  this  kind  of  internet  3D  solution  is  usefull  for   medium  to  large  (semi-­‐)  public  organisations  in  the  future.     In  a  world  getting  smaller  and  less  navigable  by  the  day,  one  will  need  to  get  a  fast  and  correct   spatial  picture  of  one's  destinations,  before,  after  and  during  the  actual  journey  on  site.   The  web  services  are  free.   Read  more  on  GeoGames's  Takeoff,  M3D  Glider  portal...   GIS  Magazine  interview,    September  2007   By  Guido  van  den  Heuvel,  Courtesy  of  GIS  Magazine,  The  Netherlands.   Translation  to  English:  Claudia  van  Lelyveld   Promising  young  start-­‐up  company  integrates  GE  and  Virtual  Earth.   Geo-­‐simulation  allows  you  to  give  a  stunning  aerial  introduction  to  your  business.   See:  www.geo-­‐games.eu    [red.](company  website)   For  the  basic  version,  the  Globe  Glider  (free),  see:http://globeglider.net   The  commercial  version,  M3D  Glider:  www.geo-­‐games.eu  ([red.]   Glider  portal  GeoGames:  Takeoff.geo-­‐games.eu  [red.]  (examples  can  be  viewed  here)   A  comprehensing  pilot  (including  interior  routing  in  3D)  can  be  viewed  in  the  legacy  website   from  GlobeGlider.net:   http://gg3.globeglider.net/takeoff/umcutrecht-­‐indoor/       Drawing  inspiration  from  Google  Maps  and  Google  Earth,  GeoGames,  a  young  business  based   in  Utrecht  (Netherlands),  has  developed  the  M3D  Glider.  The  first  orders  have  already  been   received  for  the  web  application,  which  provides  an  advanced  new  way  to  display  business   information  about  a  company  and  about  its  physical  environment  to  a  wide  audience.  It  offers  an   interesting  aerial  ‘business  card’  for  visitors,  business  contacts  and  prospective  clients.   Google  Maps  and  Google  Earth  are  by  now  well-­‐known  and  highly  popular  applications.  But   Jerome  Bertrand,  director  of  GeoGames,  felt  that  for  the  end  user  they  lack  a  cohesive  element.   Together  with  his  associates  he  developed  the  M3D  Glider,  which  combines  simulations  from  the   gaming  world  with  supplementary  information  on  the  same  screen.  This  allows  the  web   application  to  show  an  organisation’s  clients  precisely  what  they  want  to  know:  how  do  I  get
  • 3. there;  what  does  the  surrounding  area  have  to  offer;  what  will  my  hotel  room  look  like  and   where  can  I  find  a  great  parking  spot?   GeoGames’  objective  is  ‘to  use  the  virtual  globe  as  an  accessible  medium  by  way  of  simulation’.   This  may  sound  somewhat  ‘airy’,  but  in  this  case  that  is  a  very  positive  aspect.  Before  a  visit  you   swoop  and  soar  over  your  destination  in  flight.  During  the  flight  you  are  offered  relevant   information  about  your  ‘target’.  Larger  clients  such  as  Volvo,  the  University  Medical  Centre   inUtrecht  and  Project  Development  Agency  Zuidas  are  already  using  the  GeoGames  Glider  and   its  supplementary  facilities.   Global   Jerome  Bertrand  started  out  as  an  audiovisual  and  graphic  designer.  He  set  up  GeoGames  after   he  saw  the  –  then  still  experimental  -­‐  virtual  globe  by  Keyhole.  This  is  the  technique  which  forms   the  technological  basis  for  the  present  Google  Earth.  Jerome  Bertrand:  “It  was  all  still  rather   primitive  at  that  stage,  but  I  immediately  saw  there  was  a  future  in  direct  interactive  3D   visualisation  for  the  internet.”   Now  that  the  M3D  Glider  is  market-­‐ready,  it  turns  out  that  public  authorities,  organizations  and   companies  are  all  too  eager  to  display  their  business  information  on  the  internet  in  a  game-­‐like   way.  And  those  showing  an  interest  are  not  insubstantial  customers!  For  Amsterdam-­‐based   Project  Development  Agency  Zuidas,  GeoGames  built  a  pilot  to  simulate  the  urban  developments   during  the  next  20  years  in  the  Zuidas  area  of  the  city,  in  real-­‐time  3D.  Volvo  ordered  an  aerial   presentation  of  the  Volvo  Ocean  Race  2006,  and  the  new  Utrecht  University  Medical  Centre  (a   site  containing  9  buildings)  already  has  access  to  a  web  application  which  allows  visitors  to  fly   around  their  temporary  destination.  The  Glider  effortlessly  points  them  to  the  most  suitable   entrance  and…  parking  space.  Project  Developer  Slavenburg  use  the  Glider  to  display  a  new   waterside  development  on  the  IJ  in  central  Amsterdam.  Although  the  build  is  not  yet  complete,  it   is  already  possible  to  fly  within  and  over  the  building.  Last-­‐minute  alterations  by  the  developer   are  retrieved  from  several  current  up-­‐to-­‐date  databases  during  the  Glide.   GeoGames  also  envisages  developments  for  the  GIS-­‐world  in  the  areas  of  environment  and   energy.  The  Glider  would  easily  allow  a  fly-­‐over  of  a  threatened  dyke-­‐burst.  Most  of  the   examples  mentioned  can  be  found  on  http://takeoff.geo-­‐games.eu.  An  up-­‐to-­‐date  version  of   Google  Earth  is  required  for  this.   M3D  Glider   The  principal  idea  behind  GeoGames  is  ‘geo-­‐simulated  environments’:  in  other  words  the   visualisation  and  simulation  of  location-­‐bound  information.  The  M3D  Glider  makes  it  possible  to   view  3D  models  of  buildings,  urban  environments,  town  planning  designs  and  even  moving   vehicles.   The  web  application  is  called  ‘Glider’  because  the  user  can  fly  smoothly  from  one  point  to   another,  whilst  the  software  instantly  retrieves  the  location-­‐bound  information  from  the   synchronised  browser.  The  web  application  adds  several  web  functions  to  those  already  in   existence  on  Google  Earth.   GeoGames  developed  the  Glider  with  partner  Bernhard  Sterzbach  of  Globe  Glider  and  works  in   co-­‐operation  with  4  partners  located  in  Holland,  Germany,  the  United  States  and  New  Zealand.   To  optimize  visual  presentations,  the  Glider  can  be  linked  to  several  databases.  For  example,  at   this  moment  it  is  possible  to  view  over  900.000  photos  on  Flickr.com  and  Geosnapper.com  via
  • 4. the  server.  These  photos  have  been  ‘geotagged’  by  users,  i.e.  linked  to  a  geographical  location,   and  will  appear  depending  upon  the  location  the  user  is  viewing  at  that  moment.   Jerome  Bertrand:  “The  real  added  value  happens  when  you  start  to  filter  and  modify  the   information  to  serve  the  end  user.  For  example,  if  booking  a  holiday  online  an  interactive  map   can  enable  the  user  to  enjoy  a  taste  of  the  area  in  advance.”   Market  Potential   According  to  GeoGames  there  is  a  high  demand  for  advanced  types  of  geo-­‐simulation.  Jerome   Bertrand:  “The  same  information,  available  to  everyone,  at  the  same  time,  all  over  the  world  –   was  once  a  revolutionary  idea.  We  are  now  moving  in  the  direction  of  a  spacebound  web  (or   spatial  web)  where  websites,  data  and  information  are  linked  to  degrees  of  latitude  and   longitude.  Businesses  want  user  accessibility.  Using  routing  and  tracking,  we  can  enable  and   expand  this  for  use  in,  for  example,  the  travel  industry,  hospitals,  property  development  and  the   hospitality  business.  Guests  and  customers  can  view  their  destination  in  3D  in  advance  of  their   visit  and  opt  for  the  best  choices.  Moreover,  we  ensure  that  this  information  is  directly  linked  to   possible  transactions  such  as  booking  services  or  online  payment.  Technologically,  we  are  the   only  ones  able  to  effortlessly  combine  location  databases  and  financial  transactions.  We  are  an   independent  provider  and  can  combine  Google  Earth  and  Microsoft’s  Virtual  Earth  in  one   package  without  any  problem.  In  future  we  also  envisage  potential  applications  in  education,   information  services  and  simulation.”   To  Conclude   New  pilots  of  the  Glider  are  currently  under  development  for  travel  booking  and  reservation   systems,  for  publishers  of  sport  and  leisure  magazines  and  for  holiday  resorts.  As  well  as  these,   GeoGames  will  ultimately  also  use  the  Glider  to  develop  games  for  educational  purposes.  It  will   shortly  be  possible  to  download  free  demos  on  http://geo-­‐games.eu  and  to  add  (after   registration)  your  own  (3D)  project  to  existing  platforms.   The  M3D  tool  was  realized  with  the  support  of  Syntens  as  part  of  the  LiveWIRE  support  project   for  technically  innovative  businesses.  The  web  application  is  not  for  sale,  and  only  offered  in   combination  with  other  services.   Syntens  support   GeoGames  received  support  from  Syntens.  Syntens-­‐consultant  Martijn  van  Groen  on  GeoGames:   “In  2006  Bertrand  knocked  on  our  door  and  asked  for  our  assistance  with  the  final  development   and  marketing  of  the  M3D  Glider.  The  product  was  not  yet  market-­‐ready.  As  part  of  the   LiveWIRE  programme  Syntens  arranged  coaching  and  advice  on  sourcing  finance.  Jerome   Bertrand  came  into  contact  with  a  number  of  valuable  partners  as  a  result  of  this.  Syntens  also   helped  to  fine-­‐tune  the  business  plan.  You  often  see  starter  companies  who  are  looking  for   finance  but  find  it  difficult  to  approach  the  subject  with  potential  partners.  They  would  rather   escape  into  discussions  about  partnership  possibilities  regarding  the  core  business  activity   itself.  My  advice  in  that  case:  if  no-­‐one  knows  you  could  use  some  help,  nobody  will  offer  it.  Just   talk  about  it.”   Author:  Guido  van  den  Heuvel   Translation  to  English:  Thanks  to  Claudia  van  Lelyveld   Copyright  GIS  Magazine,  The  Netherlands,  September  2007.   See:  www.geo-­‐games.eu  (company  website)
  • 5.   For  the  basic  version,  the  Globe  Glider  (free),  see:http://globeglider.net   The  commercial  version,  M3D  Glider:  www.geo-­‐games.eu   Glider  portal  GeoGames:  Takeoff.geo-­‐games.eu(examples  can  be  viewed  here)

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