3D virtual tours are used in many fields such as education, entertainment, recreation, advertising, etc. They provide an interactive and user-guided experience, allowing viewers to move through any location as though they were right there and actually see what’s in every nook and cranny.
Even though virtual walkthroughs are still most popular amongst real estate agents, hotel owners and property managers, they can benfit many other businesses and institutions. Coláiste Íosagáin is a great example of that.
Future-proof enrollment experience
Coláiste Íosagáin is a large Co-Educational Voluntary Catholic Secondary School in Co. Offaly, with an enrolment of over 1000 pupils. For the past few years they have enrolled between 210 and 240 First Year students. They host Open Evenings each year where they invite potential students from their feeder primary schools to view their campus. When the pandemic hit they had to find new ways of doing things.
They started with making a promotional video for their potential students, but felt it focused more on what the school offers as an educational institution and the enrolment process. What they really wanted was to give the incoming first year students a feel for the school. Since the new students weren’t able to get the usual tour of the building, the decision was made to try a virtual tour as a substitute for in-person events.
Virtual tour of the school was created by an official Matterport Service Provider and Hitechnique’s Matterport 3D Specialist - Oliver Murray. With the use of the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera Oliver scanned all the corridors, specialist rooms, PE Hall, Canteen and other spaces. All the footage and data were then processed using Matterport softaware, and within a week a 3D model of teh school was ready.
The tour includes a dollhouse view of the school, floor plan, and the virtual walkthrough showing the whole building from almost every angle. You can follow the corridors to a class room, take a look at noticeboards, or even measure the lenght of the basketball court in the PE Hall.
"We were delighted with the the virtual tour of our school and have sent it out to all the families of our incoming First Years. We have also put the virtual tour on our website. The feedback has been very positive.” Justin Brown, Deputy Principal of Coláiste Íosagáin.
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