Friday, April 07, 2017

Website Review: El Capitan, Yosemite

EL CAPITAN, YOSEMITE from Google Maps is an amazing interactive journey up a cliff-face.
One of a series of treks available through Google Maps Street View, this interactive web project takes users on a 3,000 foot climb up a rock face in Yosemite National Park. User scroll up the page to make the climb with numerous chances to stop and explore 360 degree views. In addition, users can watch short videos by Yosemite experts and explore behind-the-scenes.
Librarians will find this website to be an excellent introduction to the idea of 360 degree photography and the power of Google Map’s Streetview project. Ask each student to explore a different trek and share their experience. Then, get them involved in creating their own 360 degree images.