A 3D Map is a digital representation of a physical world that allows users to interact with the map in three dimensions. 3D maps are also sometimes called 3D models or 3D renderings. We are going to talk about what they are, how they are made, the applications for the real estate industry, and what are some of their limitations.

3D maps can be used for many different purposes. For example, they can be used to explore a city online like you were there in real life. They can also be used as a better version of a 2D map


A 3D building is a computer-generated representation of a property or structure. It can be created to envision the site during its construction phase, as if it had already been built, or to showcase pre-existing buildings. In all cases, the program uses three dimensions in order to create real estate renderings that can be used for marketing and promotional purposes.

3D buildings are important for real estate because they show what a property or neighbourhood looks like online. This way, potential buyers or leasers can get a better idea of a potential location without actually going physically visiting the area.

An example of a 3D building in Toronto


We’ve been busy these last couple of months rethinking our app from the ground up. With the release of KnoGeo 2.0, we have redesigned key components to be easier to use, added the features our users/prospects have requested the most, and built our best app yet. Read on for more details on how we continue to deliver the best way to present and understand real estate data.

Simplified Search & Reports

By popular request, we have broken out the most important use cases for KnoGeo into their own features! …


We see our world in 3D, yet 2D maps are still used for navigation, data visualization, and understanding our cities. But new advances in technology have made 3D maps available for new opportunities that have limitless applications, including in commercial real estate, which we cover here.

Data Visualization

Strong data visualization and storytelling skills are vital for informing and improving your audience’s understanding. A visual summary of information makes it much easier to identify patterns and trends than looking through thousands of rows on a spreadsheet.

3D maps allow for flexibility and customization in creating property and/or lease data visualizations


For Part I — Data Presentation, please visit: https://medium.com/knogeo-3d-data-technologies/getting-started-with-knogeo-part-i-data-presentation-ccfc5e3f9cfd

KnoGeo helps commercial real estate professionals tell compelling, data-driven stories that stand-out in client interaction, improve sales efficiency and increase win rates. Teams across Canada and the US use KnoGeo in client pitches, reports, marketing materials and presentations. Our 3D mapping technology is the only one on the market that can dynamically visualize floor-level data, allowing professionals to effectively present market intelligence, help clients locate space, and tell the story of the market in a flexible visual interface.

In this tutorial I’ll be taking you through both basic and advanced filtering…


KnoGeo helps commercial real estate professionals tell compelling, data-driven stories that stand-out in client interaction, improve sales efficiency and increase win rates. Teams across Canada and the US use our technology in client pitches, reports, marketing materials and presentations.

Our platform has 2 main workflows: data presentation and data analytics. In this post, I’ll be taking you through the basics of the application and how to use KnoGeo to present the market in an intuitive and interactive way.

For our data analytics article, please visit: https://medium.com/knogeo-3d-data-technologies/getting-started-with-knogeo-part-ii-data-analytics-filtering-d342fce5dad

Found in this Tutorial: Navigating the Map, Manually Highlighting Buildings, Manually Highlighting Floors, Market…


KnoGeo has been working with the Colliers office in Boston for a long time — in fact, they were one of our first users while our product was in its initial stages of development. We’ve worked very closely with the Colliers Boston team to build out our product that helps commercial real estate brokerages tell compelling, data-driven stories that stand-out in client interactions, improve sales efficiency and increase win rates.

We figured it was a great time to check-in and see how the Colliers Boston team is using KnoGeo to present impactful data and sell more effectively:

Client Pitches

PPT’s…


KnoGeo has been working with the Colliers office in Boston for a long time — in fact, they were one of our first users while our product was in its initial stages of development. We’ve worked very closely with the Colliers Boston team to build out our product that helps commercial real estate brokerages tell compelling, data-driven stories that stand-out in client interactions, improve sales efficiency and increase win rates.

We figured it was a great time to check-in and see how the Colliers Boston team is using KnoGeo to present impactful data and sell more effectively:

Client Pitches

PPT’s…

KnoGeo 3D Data Technologies

KnoGeo builds 3D data visualization technology to revolutionize how real estate is explored, discovered, and understood

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