We came across some cool technology to display outdoor activities in 3D and chose the walk with the greatest climb, walk#9 – South Downs view, to showcase some neat functionality and experience Winchester in 3D. So, have a look at Will’s journey from King Alfred to Cheesefoot Head and back:
start the fly-through
Tap/click on fly-through and drag to change the camera viewpoint:
– if you drag left-right you basically rotate around Will Walker’s position as he continues the walk.
– if you drag, up and down you change the viewing angle
– once you release it goes back to a standard angle
– to zoom in and out
– pinch on a touchscreen
– mousewheel forward/backwards or rightclick and drag up and down
– or move two fingers up and down on trackpad
The height profile and progress is shown at the bottom.
Tap/click on fly-through to display the controls on a touchscreen device:
slow down journey / pause / speed-up / how fast it plays
settings / share / full screen
You can ignore speed and local time under stats, we didn’t set any time codes for this walk.
There are a few niggles with the 3D functionality in some browsers: it requires WebGL support which should be enabled by most recent browsers and doesn’t seem to like VPNs.
Ayvri is an Australian technology company, spun off from the data science outfit at CSIRO and data61. We really enjoy the responsiveness of their user interface. If you track your own trips (walks, cycle rides, paraglides, etc), you can upload gpx tracks on their website – it works in any location around the globe.
If you want to experience a 3D fly-through in more varied terrain, have a look at our walk on the Isle of Skye: