The recent closure of Gatwick Airport because of drones has made many look to the skies with suspicion.

However, the technology is actually being used more and more by companies and organizations to do more than disrupt – like at the Port of Montreal.

As the gold-headed cane was proudly displayed for the 180th year in a row at the Port of Montreal, so was something newer – a 3D virtual model of the entire facility. 

“With the augmented reality, you can actually take a tour of the port through a 3D rendering of the port,” explained Daniel Olivier from the Port Authority of Montreal. 

Montreal’s port is steadily growing in size and importance, so it recently committed a Montreal start up to render a digital twin and help market the port internationally. 

“We have representatives overseas – they’ve never seen Montreal, never been to Montreal, so it’s a much better way to appreciate the port in 3D than on a 2D map,” Olivier added. 

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