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Mobile Mapping System Tested in Biggest Science Museum

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VLX Mobile Mapping System Tested

NavVis went behind the scenes at the Deutsches Museum to field-test the new NavVis VLX, our revolutionary wearable mobile mapping system. Read the inside story from the NavVis blog.

To test the capabilities of NavVis VLX prior to launch, we worked with select partners for their insights and feedback. And some have supported its development in other ways, like granting access to their buildings for scanning.

In the fourth of a series, we’re going behind the scenes at the museum – the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. Learn how this magnificent complex of buildings made the perfect testing ground for our revolutionary wearable mobile mapping device.

The Deutsches Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology is the world’s largest museum of its kind, welcoming 1.5 million visitors per year with 28,000 exhibits from 50 different fields.

“We strive to present the complete spectrum of natural sciences and technology, beginning from the first clay brick kilns all the way through to nanotechnology,” says Georg Hohmann, Head of Digitization.

“About ten years ago we decided to put more of an emphasis on digitization, exploring what we could offer our visitors in the virtual space as well as the physical. Today, NavVis technology enables us to bring this new dimension to the Deutsches Museum.”

Tackling Complex Geometries with NavVis VLX

According to Georg Schroth, NavVis CTO and cofounder, the opportunity to deploy NavVis VLX inside such a venerable institution was too good to miss.

“We built NavVis VLX mobile mapping system so that you can use it for reality capture in pretty much any environment. And the Deutsches Museum is a perfect testing ground, because here you can find anything you can imagine,” he explains.

“There’s a replica mine in the basement, and you have industrial machinery laid out in a complex environment, plus the option to scan over several levels and crawl into small alcoves. You can find all that here.”

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