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Is your school in a culture rich urban area, or situated with a beautiful nature preserve? Do you have iconic landmarks nearby or really cool small town hang outs? With your virtual tour, you can identify with those recognizable landmarks and attractions, as well as showcase the little known gems that make your proximity, community, or location great. Here’s how!

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Add interactive tour stops to your campus map

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Presbyterian Houston is a school nestled in Houston’s Museum District. The area features many museums, the zoo, gardens, performance venues and more. The school has a great arts program and regularly takes students on field trips to the various cultural amenities in their neighborhood. Houston’s Museum of Natural Science and the Medical District is nearby and is also a feature on their map.

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What tourstops would you include in your interactive campus map?

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Feature local spots — with or without students — in your panoramas

Here are some examples of panoramas shot in the communities of Brewster Academy, The Hun School and McCallie School:

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Brewster Academy has a great little “downtown” on the lake with an ice cream shop that students like to gather at.

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The Hun School is in Princeton, NJ near Princeton University—a lively area with lots of young people, shops and restaurants.

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McCallie School is located in the hills above Chattanooga, TN and they wanted to highlight the riverfront esplanade where students like to walk and gather.

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Include hotspots to open slideshows or videos highlighting your area

Hotspots are a great way to extend your tour with relevant and compelling content. A hotspot is basically an icon or button on the screen that opens up media like a slideshow, a video, a text window, a panorama or audio. It can also activate a download, open a form or include a call to action link.

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The University of Kansas peppered their tour with panoramas, videos and slideshow images of nearby Kansas City throughout their tour. 

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In one of the KU slideshows, you’ll find a photo of a night scene in Kansas City

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Design your campus map to include landmarks

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These beautiful watercolor campus maps designed by Circlescapes’ very own map artist, feature landmarks – the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco and the Atlanta skyline–  so prospective parents can see the proximity to the city.

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Marin Country Day School with San Francisco in the background

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Lovett School with Atlanta in the background

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“Point” to panoramas of nearby locations in your campus map

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McCallie School map: Note the call out to view additional panoramas of Chattanooga on the right side

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Slice of Hun School campus map pointing out additional panoramas of Princeton , NJ

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Other ways to include your community

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  • Include links to a “where to stay page and things to do” so visitors can plan their trips
  • Feature a hotspot that opens your community’s events calendar in real-time
  • Link to your city’s visitor bureau website
  • Include video testimonials about the area from students, teachers or parents
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What are your ideas for sharing what makes your location special within your virtual tour?

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Is your school in a culture rich urban area, or situated with a beautiful nature preserve? Do you have iconic landmarks nearby or really cool small town hang outs? With your virtual tour, you can identify with those recognizable landmarks and attractions, as well as showcase the little known gems that make your proximity, community, or location great. Here’s how!


Add interactive tour stops to your campus map

 

Presbyterian Houston is a school nestled in Houston’s Museum District. The area features many museums, the zoo, gardens, performance venues and more. The school has a great arts program and regularly takes students on field trips to the various cultural amenities in their neighborhood. Houston’s Museum of Natural Science and the Medical District is nearby and is also a feature on their map.

 

What tourstops would you include in your interactive campus map?

 

 


Feature local spots — with or without students — in your panoramas

Here are some examples of panoramas shot in the communities of Brewster Academy, The Hun School and McCallie School:

 

Downtown Wolfesboro
Brewster Academy has a great little “downtown” on the lake with an ice cream shop that students like to gather at.

 

Downtown Princeton
The Hun School is in Princeton, NJ near Princeton University—a lively area with lots of young people, shops and restaurants.

 

McCallie School is located in the hills above Chattanooga, TN and they wanted to highlight the riverfront esplanade where students like to walk and gather.

 

Include hotspots to open slideshows or videos highlighting your area

Hotspots are a great way to extend your tour with relevant and compelling content. A hotspot is basically an icon or button on the screen that opens up media like a slideshow, a video, a text window, a panorama or audio. It can also activate a download, open a form or include a call to action link.

Kansas University peppered their tour with panoramas, videos and slideshow images of nearby Kansas City throughout their tour.

 

Kansas University virtual tour: see hotspot that opens slideshow of downtown Kansas City

 

Night Scene in Kansas City

 

Design your campus map to include landmarks

These beautiful watercolor campus maps designed by Circlescapes’ very own map artist, feature landmarks – the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco and the Atlanta skyline–  so prospective parents can see the proximity to the city.

 

Marin Country Day School map

 

Lovett School campus map

“Point” to content in your campus map like McCallie School and The Hun School:

 

McCallie School map: see call out to view additional panoramas of Chattanooga

 

Slice of Hun School campus map pointing out additional panoramas of Princeton , NJ

 

Other ways to include your community

 

  • Include links to a “where to stay page and things to do” so visitors can plan their trips
  • Feature a hotspot that opens your community’s events calendar in real-time
  • Link to your city’s visitor bureau website
  • Include video testimonials about the area from students, teachers or parents

 

What are your ideas for sharing what makes your location special within your virtual tour?

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