As the world of technology continues to showcase breath-taking inventions that are evolving the way of life, we are proud to present a modified form of travelling – a virtual walking tour. Unlike traditional travelling, this new form of travelling upgrades your travel experience through increased comfort and ease.
In this article, we provide you not only a solid understanding of operational procedures and associated advantages of this much-admired technology but also insights into how virtual walking tours through VRdirect are revolutionizing traveling.
What is a Virtual walking tour?
Beginning from the grass-roots level, Virtual Reality refers to the representation and simultaneous perception of reality and its physical properties in a real-time computer-generated, interactive virtual environment. A virtual walking tour provides an interactive experience to a user by allowing entering and walking through a virtual world, which is similar to the real-life setting, and handling virtual objects using hand gestures. This virtual world enables a stereoscopic view from front or side, depending on the viewpoint of a user, just like in the real world.
This innovative technology means that no one can travel through not only different metropolitans but also museums, schools, factories, and parks, etc. while sitting in the comfort of their lounge. It is a simulation of any location, usually composed of a sequence of videos or still images that can be viewed online. A virtual walking tour allows a person to virtually access areas that might not be possible to access due to any reason such as long geographical distance and navigate through its walls exploring every aspect of the site. The experience is much similar to the real one. Check these tours through different museums.
Travel during COVID-19 Pandemic through Virtual Walking Tours
COVID-19 has, without any doubt, been one of the most hard-hitting pandemics of history. Among its several consequences, one of the major consequences has been the inability to travel due to health risks. With VR more people are now being able to virtually visit the locations they intend to, without worrying about any health risk.
For more information about how Virtual Reality impacts the travel industry read our whitepaper “Virtual Reality for Tourism”.
Through the technology of virtual walking tours, it is made possible for customers to visit the sites of other businesses before making any crucial decisions. Similarly, several schools and universities are providing virtual tours to students that enable students to navigate through the buildings and know whatever is required. Such tours are not just cost-effective, but also time-saving.
Virtual walking tours are also of immense importance in the tourism industry. While tourists are not able to physically travel to certain locations due to lockdowns and travel restrictions, virtual walking tours make it possible for them to navigate through their favorite tourism destinations by virtually roaming around those places in whichever direction they want to.
Cultural Experiences from Virtual Walking Tours
A virtual walking tour is an excellent medium to explore different cultural heritages including museums while sitting anywhere in the world. This not only saves traveling costs but also encourages people especially researchers and students to immerse themselves in deep exploration of the cultures. A virtual tour is now provided by an increasing number of organizations like colleges, museums, and parks. Discover UNESCO world heritage sites here.
How to do a virtual tour?
From choosing the right equipment to planning your shots, VRdirect’s easy-to-use platform helps you get started with virtual tours. It takes you from designing a virtual tour, to creating it with the VRdirect Studio software that requires no programming skills, to publishing and distributing it to your customers across a variety of platforms and devices. Read our ultimate guide to creating your first virtual reality project.
If you would like to create your custom virtual tour, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experts.