Written by the Symplicity team
Maritime Resilience is a series of stories on how local organizations are adapting to COVID-19.
But when businesses, universities, schools and government buildings closed because of a province-wide state of emergency, the Smarter Spaces team quickly found itself locked out of the buildings where it had been working. A province-wide state of emergency was announced.
To supplement the company’s business, the leadership team re-evaluated how the company could share its skills and expertise to help others in a crisis environment.
The team began targeting museums, schools, universities, cultural and heritage sites to create 3D virtual tours. Within a week, Smarter Spaces won its first cultural project to create 3D virtual tours of several art collections at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, including the Maud Lewis exhibit.
Smarter Spaces was able to bring its team back to about 80 percent of full-time capacity with all team members working to some degree. The team has been 3D scanning vacant buildings for renovations and construction for developers, schools and property managers. Alongside its core business, the team has also been creating 3D virtual scans for cultural sites, private schools and businesses.
“We’re doing whatever it takes to show the world Nova Scotia’s amazing heritage, arts and culture, not to mention the leading academic institutions. Just because people are stuck at home for now, doesn’t mean they can’t experience everything this region has to offer via 3D virtual experiences.”
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