Virtual tour

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A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of videos or still images.wikipedia
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Three-dimensional virtual tourism

3D virtual tours
3D virtual tours can be created using 3D reconstruction.
3DVT typically creates a virtual tour that uses 3D models and 2D panoramic images, a sequence of hyperlinked still or video images, and image-based models of the real world, with additional elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text.

Street View Trusted

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Recently different groups have been using Google's system to provide access to private areas, which were previously unavailable to the general public.
Google Business Photos (now called "Indoor Street View") is a virtual tour service started by Google.

3D reconstruction

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3D virtual tours can be created using 3D reconstruction. The first example of a virtual tour was a museum visitor interpretive tour, consisting of 'walk-through' of a 3D reconstruction of Dudley Castle in England as it was in 1550.

Dudley Castle

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The first example of a virtual tour was a museum visitor interpretive tour, consisting of 'walk-through' of a 3D reconstruction of Dudley Castle in England as it was in 1550.
The castle visitor centre was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in June 1994, and amongst other exhibits housed a computer generated reconstruction of the castle as it was in 1550, displayed through hardware that demonstrated the first use of the virtual tour concept, prior to its widespread adoption as a Web-based browser utility.

Travel technology

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Travel technology includes virtual tourism in the form of virtual tour technologies.

VRML

Virtual Reality Modeling LanguageVirtual Reality Modelling LanguageWRL

Panorama

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Panorama indicates an unbroken view, since a panorama can be either a series of photographs or panning video footage.

Pan

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Panorama indicates an unbroken view, since a panorama can be either a series of photographs or panning video footage.

Footage

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Panorama indicates an unbroken view, since a panorama can be either a series of photographs or panning video footage.

Camera

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However, the phrases "panoramic tour" and "virtual tour" have mostly been associated with virtual tours created using still cameras.

Camera angle

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Such virtual tours are made up of a number of shots taken from a single vantage point.

Entrance pupil

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The camera and lens are rotated around what is referred to as a no parallax point (the exact point at the back of the lens where the light converges).

Wrap

Wrap (disambiguation)wraps
Unlike the virtual tour's static wrap-around feel, a video tour is a linear walk-through of a location.

Elizabeth II

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One of the first users of a virtual tour was Queen Elizabeth II, when she officially opened the visitor centre in June 1994.

Omnidirectional camera

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Virtual tours can be captured using omnidirectional cameras and/or with image stitching.

Image stitching

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Virtual tours can be captured using omnidirectional cameras and/or with image stitching.

Video camera

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Video cameras are used to pan and walk-through real subject properties.

Videography

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Therefore, the tour is the same for all viewers and subject matter is chosen by the videographer.

Bandwidth (computing)

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Also, displaying video over the internet requires more bandwidth.

Real estate

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Virtual tours are used extensively for universities and in the real estate and hospitality industries.

Hospitality

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Virtual tours are used extensively for universities and in the real estate and hospitality industries.

Java applet

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There are many ways to gather data in a mixed web content, such as using rich content builders (Java applet or Adobe Flash being two examples) or a Web content management system.a

Adobe Flash

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There are many ways to gather data in a mixed web content, such as using rich content builders (Java applet or Adobe Flash being two examples) or a Web content management system.a