Geolocation, Virtual Reality and GigaPans
New to Google Earth and Google Maps? Start here, video tutorials http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/index.html
The convergence of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), 360-degree panoramic VR photography and data can be used to produce immersive geolocated virtual environments.
360 Cities http://www.360cities.net/ (these can also be accessed from within Google Earth)
360 Virtual Tours
The Gigapan Curriculum Collection enables professors, teachers and instructors to teach their students how to take panoramic HD images, and share them around the world. Gigapan offers educators a malleable vehicle to initiate a worldwide conversation between people of all ages, genders, cultures, and languages so that they become knowledgeable about their own environment and understand and care about the issues facing the world today.
For help and further details about any aspect of using these technologies in teaching and learning
please contact Brian Richards on:
Tel: (732) 906 2618 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (732) 906 2618 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: (732) 906 7702