Interactive West Kazakhstan region 3D map for tourists launched (Exclusive)

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 10

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

An interactive map TorusMaps has been developed in West Kazakhstan region for increase of tourism potential of the region, as Technical Director of TORUS.KZ Dauren Gabdullayev spoke to Trend about the details of the project.

The order-giver to create the 3D interactive map belongs to the Department of Entrepreneurship and industrial-innovative development of West Kazakhstan region, in particular its tourism development department, he said.

However, initially the idea to create the map has been an initiative of the company, Gabdullayev added.

An interactive map TorusMaps has been developed in West Kazakhstan region for increase of tourism potential of the region. The technology used in the map was borrowed from Samsung. It provides access to five components, including graphic information, description, multimedia information, virtual tour and the 3D model itself.

“Currently, some seven out of 70 objects in West Kazakhstan region have been included in the map, as well as 10 out of 70 in Aktobe region and one in Atyrau region,” Gabdullayev noted.

He further stated that the objects which are to be put on the map are being selected by the ministry officials.

“There are plans to also put Aktau and Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan on the map in the future. The employer currently is in the process of looking for investors and due to the absence of funding, the put of these regions on the map is planned for the following years,” Gabdullayev stated.

The technical director further added that the developed map is already in demand among residents and visitors of the city.

“There is also an interest from the education department for the map to be distributed among schools, from culture department and a number of travel agencies,” he added.

In conclusion, the technical director has added that the company is in the process of developing a number of other projects for the development of tourism potential of the region, including development of interactive map of archaeological dig sites of barrows and of road maps with GPS navigation.

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