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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vista Zoo - Panoramic Tours on Google Maps

Vista Zoo is a Google Map featuring 3D panoramic tours of more than 1400 locations around the globe. The Vista name comes from the 3DVista products used to construct the 3D panoramic images shown on the map. Click on any placemark on the map to be taken to a collection of 3D panoramic images of that location. In some cases there is sound to accompany the panoramas.

Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the link.

Applications for Education
Much like Google Street View or 360 Cities, Vista Zoo offers students a way to explore places far away from their homes. Exploring the panoramas is far better than simply looking at static images in a textbook.

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