A 3-D MODEL OF AN INSTITUTIONAL LOCATION NAVIGATION SYSTEM (NAVILOC) (A CASE STUDY OF COVENANT UNIVERSITY)
Covenant University location navigation system (CU Naviloc) built on the Android platform is a mobile based system which can be easily accessed from an android mobile device across any location, downloadable on Google play store and deployable anywhere in the world. In this study,Computer-aided design as well as building Information modelling (CAD/BIM) system applications were introduced to the simulation of Covenant University, a smart and compact campus whose edifice elaborates the need for the development of a three dimensional (3D) virtual model of locations as an advancement over the existing 2D model representation of maps on the Google map and Google Earth platform. Therefore, this research work outlays the development of three dimensional models (CU NAViLoc Model) for details of information at Covenant University as well as the requirements for its development and implementation for cooperate representation of the institution. A three dimensional map of CU was packaged into a location navigation system and was implemented using Unreal Engine, Trimble SketchUp and Revit to effect a user friendly, smarter and multi-dimensional viewable user interface. CU Naviloc explore the advantage of the rich benefits of building information models and geographic information systems to build a free-roam navigator, based on a well-updated model of Covenant University location map. The benefits of this system is not limited to 3D capability, real time similarity, portability, no downtime on access, and progressive scalability with zero or little loss of data. The usage of the CU Naviloc system requires free download and installation of the app and internet presence.