Take a virtual business walk in Exmouth

Working in partnership with Exmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council, local company Depict 3D is about to launch the UK s first town centre 3D visualisation tool, helping Exmouth businesses lead the way with the latest promotional technology.

Working in partnership with Exmouth Town Council and East Devon District Council, local company Depict 3D is about to launch the UK's first town centre 3D visualisation tool, helping Exmouth businesses lead the way with the latest promotional technology.Nick Schemanoff, director, explains how the system works: "The technology is based around the Google Earth system. We are embedding a custom version of Google Earth into the Town Centre and Exmouth guide websites and we are including a 3D model of the town centre, and a range of place marks, highlighting where individual businesses are located."The system will show a range of different business types, such as accommodation, shops, attractions, pubs, restaurants and business services. "All of the participating businesses are receiving copies of the place marks to use on their own individual websites as links to Google Earth. The advantage of this is that it will add useful content to their website, along with promoting the other businesses in the area."The initiative has attracted a broad spectrum of business interest, with over 100 Exmouth businesses signing up to be part of the project, and the number is growing daily. Due to the impressive level of take-up, the tool will be a valuable method for residents and visitors alike to explore what Exmouth and the surrounding area has to offer, to a level of detail that has never previously been available.Councillor Darryl Nicholas, a town councillor and EDDC's Champion for Exmouth, said: "This a tremendous step forward. Not only is this a first for Exmouth in terms of showing how keen we are to modernise and embrace new technology, but it will also make a huge difference to our plans to regenerate the town by attracting new investment."When we market Exmouth to potential investors and developers, we want them to be able to visualise their business or venture in the town. Now we will be able to do that by taking them on a virtual tour of the town and allowing them to picture their business in place in its actual location".Councillor Peter Halse, chairman of the Exmouth Regeneration Programme Board, said: "This is a very exciting development, as it enables would-be investors, business-people and traders to visualise themselves already here."l It is not too late to get involved. Although the system goes live in April, you can still get your businesses included. For more information, contact Nick Schemanoff on 01822 833 231.


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