Macau uses Portuguese technology for “virtual 3D visits”

26 October 2007

Macau, China, 26 Oct – Computer users will be able to “visit” Macau in 3D via the Internet in the first half of December using technology from Portuguese company 3D cities, the company’s director José Vieira Marques said in Macau Thursday.

The new technology, which was launched in January 2005 when the city of Funchal was placed on the Internet as the first city in the world that can be seen in three dimensions, will place the Special Administrative Region of China on the Internet map, a move which 3D cities says will be “a window not only to the Chinese mainland, but also for the whole of Asia,“ and which can be seen at

“We have decided on Macau with a company to enter China, but also to set up and create locally a business structure to begin expansion to the whole of Asia,” said Vieira Marques.

“From education to planning, tourism to the real estate sector, all sectors can use this new technology that allows several specific services according to the needs of each user and potential customer,” he said.

As well as Macau, 3D Cities is also developing projects in Angola and South Africa. (macauhub)