« 360° Interactive Panoramas

About

360° Interactive Panoramas of the highest quality are served here for your virtual touring pleasure. We produce equirectangular images using a variety of techniques and equipment and then present them using the viewer cited below. Each panorama is presented at a modest size and can be enlarged to a (glorious?) full screen version.

Equi-what-tangular?

Equirectangular images are familiar to many of us from the world of maps. When you see a world map in which all the vertical lines are parallel to one another and there is heavy distortion in regions like Antarctica and Greenland, you are looking at an Equirectangular Projection of the globe. Just as the globe - a sphere - can be represented in a flat fashion by a map, so too can any 3-dimensional scene be flattened out into an Equirectangular image and then re-distored into the interactive spherical views that we present here. All the thumbnail images on this site are crops of the Equirectangular source images.

Technically Speaking,

  • Jerusalem360 is built with Drupal, the open source CMS.
    The CCK, Contemplate, and Views modules are in use as well. Learn more about Drupal.
  • Quicktime is required to view the interactive panoramas on this site. Get it here. For free.
  • QTVR source files and viewer have been replaced by flat image files displayed via the remarkable pano viewer written by Matthew Petroff: Pannellum.
  • Learn more about creating 360 interactive panoramas: start here.
  • Hosted by Fluidhosting.