Shora Shirzad, CEO, Mapstar
Imagine a scenario where one can scan his/her surroundings, create a digital twin of their house, their favorite spot in nature, or their 3D artwork, and share those contents with their social network. Now, consider that this individual enters the Metaverse without the need to wear uncomfortable “VR-glasses” sharing a unique experience directly and immediately without any technology gap. Sounds impossible? It´s not. Mapstar, a map-based XR metaverse for the physical world makes it happen. All one needs is an application on their smartphone.
Mapstar is at the forefront of innovation and has become a force to be reckoned with in the XR industry. The firm is one of the world’s first companies to develop an AR mobile application that coalesces AR with computer vision, deep learning, and machine learning, making it a second-to-none and innovative platform capable of creating digital twins. The platform – also named Mapstar – is a map-based extended reality metaverse, where users can create, edit, and share XR maps, collaborate with others, and explore the 3D world created by different artists. Using the platform’s advanced functionalities and feature sets, one can capture the world around them, build extended reality maps on real coordinates, design virtual landscapes, and share them with the social network, creating an augmented world of their own. Using the point and scan functionalities, users can add digital content to their maps – texts, links, videos, and 3D objects – that reflects the various facets of their personalities, providing the visitors with an immersive and remarkably unique experience and enabling them to view the world from a different perspective.
Mapstar collects data from various environments, comprehends its metrics efficiently, and anchors relevant information. Mapstar enables anyone to scan their environment on the fly without any additional hardware and software due to its user friendliness. The solution uses languages comprehensible by robots, allowing the users to create 3D maps of their environments. Users can add images, banners, audio files, and videos to their 3D environments and even use Google Tilt Brush to paint on physical world coordinates. Additionally, they can add contextual information inside their 3D reconstruction from their smartphones and annotate the environments, allowing numerous possibilities to create distinct AR models. “The whole world becomes a playing ground where users can create content depicting their memories and personal stories, thus creating unique 3D stories.
On Mapstar, people share their knowledge, experiences and they can sell them,” says Shora Shirzad, CEO of Mapstar AG. Users have ownership and complete control over their content, which they can trade in the future as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Mapstar is an experience and entertainment metaverse that provides users an opportunity to sell their experiences as 3D reworks.
Mapstar is an experience and entertaining XR metaverse that provides users an opportunity to sell their experiences as 3d reworks
In the future, Mapstar will provide a utility STAR token by using polygon blockchain. The company use geo hashes representing land as NFTs in the Mapstar Metaverse. The land is an area of 23.000 square meters, enabling users to become landowners in the metaverse. On top of the land, creators will build AR-Scenes, AR Navigation, AR-Tutorials, AR-Games, XR Moments, XR-Tour-Guides, XR-Campagnes, and many more physical world experiences. These kinds of XR-Services will be traded on the Marketplace. Furthermore, digital lands could later be rented out to local or global brands looking to advertise their products and services, and landowners will earn a portion of every transaction on their digital land. The XR environments created by users could be traded in metaverse starting in early 2023. Owing to such user-centric and creative functionalities, it is evident that Mapstar will lead the wave of innovation in the metaverse arena, enabling users across the globe to re-experience their surroundings, explore new places, and collaborate with peers to design unique user experiences in 3D.