Every National Park and Monument offers
Interpretive Tours to visitors, usually by
National Park Service Rangers. So what could be better
than that? The answer...nothing! If you have the opportunity
and ability to visit the Parks in person, we strongly encourage
you to do so - and to schedule time for a Ranger Led Interpretive
Unfortunately, we know that many people
simply do not have the time, financial means, and in many
cases,the physical ability to see all the natural
and historical sites that are protected in the National
Parks and Monuments. That's why we are here creating Interpretive
Virtual Tours of Parks & Monuments for you to enjoy.
About the Interpretive Virtual Tours:
Each 360 Degree Virtual Tour program provides the an experience
that is similar to physically being at each location featured
in the National Parks and Monuments that we have worked with.
The programs contain a series of 360 Degree Interactive Panoramic
Photographs (also know as QuicktimeVR movies). These unique
photographs allow you to control the camera and look in any
direction you choose; up, down, left, or right. It also includes
telephoto and wide-angle features, allowing you to 'zoom'
in and out through in the picture. Combined with interactive
maps, interpretive text, interactive features of the program,
and historic photographs, the program provides you with a
unique set of tools to explore and learn about each park and
Features of the Interpretive Virtual Tour Program:
All programs have been reviewed and verified for accuracy
by the National Park Service.
Each program includes complete 360 degree interactive panoramic
Interactive Trail and Area maps are provided.
Interpretive text is included for every view.
Glossary links within text provide additional interpretive
Zoom links allow you to click on a feature in the text and
automatically zoom the camera to that feature
in the panorama.
Free Bonus Screensaver is included with 15 to 20 photographs
and interpretive text.
Free Quicktime Plug-in is provided.
Free Technical Support is provided.
About the Photography & Process:
Each 360 degree photograph is assembled from a series of 38
separate digital images. Using specialized equipment, the
photographs are sequentially captured, digitally "stitched"
together, and then converted to Apple's QuickTimeVR™
format, allowing you to control the camera view within this