WAREM is a digital map rendering middleware for converting 2D maps into 3D.
Utilizing our unique technology (we hold 4 patents), it is possible to take a broad view of a 2D map and show it in 3D, thereby creating a map display that more closely approximates what the human eye sees. Because they are using WAREM in the development of thier map applications (navigation/GIS), customers are able to keep development costs to a minimum.
Close to the human eye level = Realize safe and secure map comprehension!
Conventional 2D Maps = Orthographic Parallel Projection
Conventional 2D maps used to be commonly drawn with orthographic parallel projection drawing method since it was difficult to express a bird's eye view due to constraints of memory and performance. As a result, it was inevitable that a drawing range of large-scale maps (city maps) became narrower and small-scale maps (road maps) were simplified. Looking at a map, different map comprehension from the human sense, indicated as the images below, was required.
WAREM = Bird's Eye View of 2D maps
WAREM has solved this problem with our proprietary technology (4 patents) and enabled to express 2D maps turning into 3D with a bird's eye view. It realizes map expression which comes closer to the human eye level, and can provide map users with safe and secure map comprehension.
Enriching Map Applications (Navigation, GIS)
By introducing WAREM, richer map drawing can be achieved. It can arrange 2D maps on extensive(*1) undulated terrains, which was not possible to express with conventional map applications. In addition, 3D models such as landmark buildings can be arranged simultaneously in 3D map space. It works effectively especially on in-car navigation systems and mobile phone map applications which have severe restrictions. And also, working with GAREM(*2) enables 3D maps to be handled as one map level. It makes seamless linkages of 2D maps and 3D maps possible, even though it has been difficult to develop applications which has such a function.
*1: a range of approximately 100km at the city map level
*2: GAREM is a rendering middleware for 3D maps
Suppression Costs and Easy Introduction
When attempting to develop 3D map drawing independently, it would cost enormously due to various problems (format, performance etc). Because of that, there might be many manufacturers which have suspended to develop. WAREM can minimize development costs of map applications (navigation, GIS). Drawing mode can be switched just by embedding WAREM format file and rewriting map drawing process of an application to WAREM functions. In addition, not only 3D map drawing but conventional parallel projection drawing are possible. On the other hand, all functions except drawing (path-finding, map matching, etc.) and navigation format can be conventionally used with no change even after introduction.
Various expressions by object or character unit and customization of day/night mode are possible.
Various platforms can be supported.
Android, iPhone OS, Windows CE, etc.
(Please contact us for details of supported OSs and introduction methods)
Enabling Drawing of Various Maps Turning into 3D Views
WAREM format file is independent of various map formats both domestically and internationally, therefore it is possible to load map format easily and draw maps turning into 3D views. That enables worldwide expansion such as navigations with maps of all over the world by one application.
(Please contact us for details of conversion, etc.)
WAREM is currently applying for trademark registration.
GAREM is a registered trademark of GEO Technical Laboratory Co., Ltd.