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This Columbia company is in a worldwide VR hackathon

ImmersiMap Global entered its 360 video tool to explore an area using maps.

ImmersiMap's Explore 360. (Screenshot via ImmersiMap)

A Columbia virtual reality company is in the running in a global competition.
ImmersiMap Global, which is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, entered its Explore 360 application into a Dutch-based hackathon called VirtuLeap.
The project allows a user to navigate continuously through buildings, with guidance from a map. Built using WebVR (here’s a Brooklyn company that’s hype on the web framework), the 360 application offers a first-person view of an area through a web browser or VR headset. It was developed by Tom Stankiewicz and Mark Stankiewicz.
The winner of the hackathon, which has 26 entries from multiple countries, is decided by votes.
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