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Virtual Tour

~ Pricing

 

 

Cost Estimate

The cost for our virtual tour can range from $6,000 - $20,000+   

*Cost is in $US.

 

Impacting Cost

Because every Venue is unique it is difficult to narrow down costs.  In addition, our solution is very customizable to meeting with the needs of each Venue.  While costs are minimally affected by the Venue size, cost are impacted by:

  • Number of images presented,

  • If on-site photography option is utilized,

  • Quality of referencing materials, i.e., floor plans and capacity charts,

  • If the floor plan option is utilized, and if derived from the interactive Floor plan,

  • Number of levels,

  • If deploying with the meeting space presentation library add-on,

  • If utilizing the Export/import photos to Google Maps.

 

You may find an online Virtual Tour Quick Quote on our website: Please be advised that this Quick Quote is a very rough estimate to that includes on-site photography services & travel. It does not take-into-account the use of existing floor plans, nor does it provide any economies-of-scale calculation.  The Quick Quote is simply a tool to let potential clients understand the general costs in $US.

 

If interested in receiving detailed pricing for your unique facility, please contact us.  Upon reviewing your existing floor plans and understanding your needs, we can provide you with very accurate pricing, including options, by the next day.

 

Licensing / Hosting 

Annual Licensing Fees (ALF) are calculated @ 20% of the total final project delivery fee.

As part of the ALF, hosting the application, file administration, application backup, & maintenance is included to ensure the program will work as it should throughout the license period. 

The ALF is adjusted annually for inflation. 

 

Travel 

In the event of iMap providing on-site photography services, travel costs would apply to include a standard hotel room within walking distance to the Venue.  $65 per diem food expense.  Refundable flight, and transportation costs. 

 

Application Development 

Upon delivery of the final published version, future edits or additional development and solutions may be available to the Client.  The Client will receive priority access to iMap’s Administration Team and receive price proposals at iMap’s guaranteed posted hourly rate of $90 US per hour and will receive priority project scheduling by iMap’s Development Team.

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Virtual Tour

~ Project Delivery

 

 

 

Timeline

Standard project development and delivery times for the virtual tour typically ranges between 2-3 weeks.

Impacting Timeline

Every Venue is unique and because of this it is difficult to narrow down exact project delivery times.  In addition, our solution is very customizable to meeting with the needs of each Venue.  While project delivery times are minimally affected by the Venue size, timing is impacted by:

  • Number of images presented,

  • If on-site photography option is utilized,

  • Quality of referencing materials, i.e., floor plans and capacity charts,

  • If the floor plan option is utilized, and if derived from the interactive Floor plan,

  • Number of levels,

  • If deploying with the meeting space presentation library add-on,

  • If utilizing the Export/import photos to Google Maps.

 

Timeline Events

The standard procedure in delivering the virtual tour follows these steps:

  1. Client provides the following,

    • Signed License Agreement,

    • Existing floor plans,

    • Confirmation of photo locations,

    • Logo in virtually any format with white background

    • Username & password for MSL log-in,

  2. Creation of floor plan to be implemented, 1st week, if required,

  3. Client approval of floor plan in the 1st week, if required,

  4. Onsite photography in 1st week, if required,

  5. Equirectangular photo integration in the 2nd week,

  6. Navigational items integrated (arrows, 360 icons, beacons) in the 2nd week,

  7. Published live for final approval in the 3rd week,

  8. Final virtual tour published live, including file admin and backup in the 3rd week,

  9. URL link provided to Client for website integration in the 3rd week.

 

* Timeline above does not account for travel planning or travel time.

 

Floor Plans

If the floor plan option is included within the virtual tour iMap will make derivative floor plans from the interactive floor plan if available.  Otherwise, it is required that a version of existing floor plans are provided to iMap.  These floor plans can be in any format.  iMap typically redrafts the floor plans from scratch to create a clean & simplified version of the floor plans, in a vector format for high performance and presentation.

 

Photography

On-site photography for both indoor and outdoor provided by iMap is highly recommended when deploying with the virtual tour.  However, if employing a 3rd party photographer, we can use equirectangular photos as-is, if provided in the correct format, but cannot guarantee quality or performance.  Our equirectangular photographs are 18 Mega Pixel HDR images, taken using our specialized 360 camera with unnoticeable stitching, and includes sizing to 6080px x 3040px, leveling, sharpening, lighting adjustments, face blurring if required, and are optimized for performance and presentation. 

 

Branding

The virtual tour can be branded to the extent of adding a logo.  Because Arial is the most popular browser font available on most devices, that is the font used.  In addition, if the floor plan add-on is included, it will incorporate the existing colors used for meeting spaces, foyers, pre-function areas etc..

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Virtual Tour

~ Deployment

 

 

 

Upon completing the Virtual Tour project and publishing for live online viewing, iMap will furnish the Client with a URL to open and view the hosted application online. 

 

Website Integration

It is a very simple process to display the virtual tour within a Client’s website.  Use the URL to either display the virtual tour within a webpage’s iFrame or use the URL to create a link or image links within your website to open the virtual tour in its own webpage.  Because the virtual tour contains a lot of content and is a visual presentation, we recommend that it be opened within its own webpage. 

The URL can be used as a link on any medium, for example within an email, that when clicked will open the virtual tour within its own webpage. 

The virtual tour is a reactive and responsive application, meaning it will present itself (scale-to-fit) to the maximum browser or iFrame window size.  This provides maximum flexibility for Client to present the virtual tour within its own window or within an iFrame window within a website/webpage.  The virtual tour contains a ‘full-screen-mode’ which allows the applications to be presented in the entire screen if deployed from a standard HTML webpage.

 

Optimal Window Size

The virtual tour is best viewed within a window size ratio w:h = 2:1. In order to display all the elements within the virtual tour properly, the virtual tour size of window should not be less than 800px in width, 400px in height.  Viewing in a larger window will make the virtual tour easier and more effective to use.         

 

Training

The use of the virtual tour is designed to be very intuitive.  Training is typically not required to be very functional using the virtual tour.  If the Client desires training, we offer 30 minutes of free training via conference call if required.   

 

Data Integration

The virtual tour does not require live data.  There is no requirement to tie into any existing client system. 

 

Usability

As a web-based application, if a device is connected to the internet, there is nothing to download or install to access and view the virtual tour.  The application will work on virtually all modern devices, within Windows, Android and iOS operating systems, using the most popular browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.  

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~ Technical Specifications

 

 

 

While there is nothing technically required for iMap’s Clients to use our applications, solutions provided by iMap are hosted, web-based and data driven applications utilizing these hardware, software, and security specifications.

Hosting

Latest versions of PHP, MVC framework CodeIgniter, MySql Database or Microsoft Sql server database and Apache Http Server running on Linux OS, Debian on top of Ubuntu 2.

Front-end Development

JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax, Json, HTML, CSS, Adobe Animate 2020, HTML5 Canvas, ActionScript, Photoshop 2020, Autodesk 3ds Max, Specialized 3D camera producing 18 mega pixel panorama images, 360 virtual tour studio and production software. 

Backup

Data and applications are backed up on an off-site server and on external hard drives.

Security

Highest-level security using SSL 4,098-bit encryption matched at the server by SHA-256 4,098-bit encryption, which is virtually impossible to crack.