Spatial data firm Matterport is democratising access to digital twins by expanding its UK and US coverage by 55 percent.

Digital twins are supporting the digital transformation of the built world by enabling businesses to manage their assets using real-time virtual counterparts.

Research has found that digital twins have led to real estate listings closing 31 percent faster, increased vacation rental conversions by up to 12 percent, and reduced the time to design, construct, and/or remodel properties by 50 percent.

One customer is SplitSpot, an apartment rental platform. When COVID-19 prevented in-person showings. Digital twins enabled SplitSpot’s agents to show 20-40 apartments per day—an increase of up to 400 percent compared to in-person showings.

Matterport Capture Services uses a professional camera system and experienced technician to create immersive 3D digital twins within 72 hours.

The latest expansion of Capture Services adds 20 UK and 16 US cities to its existing coverage area.

In the UK, the newly-covered cities are: Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff, Colchester/Ipswich, Dover, Glasgow, Inverness, Kendal, Margate, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford/Swindon, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, and York.

Over 100 cities are now covered in the US. Any business in coverage areas can now make an appointment in a minute or less with a Matterport Capture Technician to digitise their spaces.

“It’s exciting to see both loyal and new Matterport customers trust Capture Services On-Demand to digitise their spaces,” commented Brendan Dowdle, General Manager of Matterport Capture Services.

“We’re thrilled to expand the reach of On-Demand to meet the growing need for Matterport digital twins around the world.”