There are several ways to navigate a visual tour.
Firstly the user may select items marked as hot spots in the panoramic images. It would be normal to find that doors and buildings etc. are hotspots but in fact anything can be a hot spot such as a window or any interesting object. Once the mouse is over a hot spot a description appears indicating where the tour would lead if the hotspot is clicked.
Secondly, some images are accompanied by a schematic diagram, an aerial view (top right) or a floor plan. These diagrams are linked to the panoramic images to show position and view. They can also support hotspots used to indicate camera positions and additional tour links. Both the image and diagram hotspots operate in the same way. Simply placing your mouse cursor over a hotspot will indicate where the hotspot will lead. Clicking a hotspot will immediately change the view to the requested location or building.
The user can also click in both the image or diagram and move the line of vision to a desired view. Note: clicking on the image and hitting the space bar will show all the image hot spots.
Alternatively the user can simply follow the normal Web links provided in the menus or drop-list boxes. These are usually provided as short cuts for the tour making navigation easy and parent friendly.
What is a "Visual School Tour"?
"An Online Interactive School Prospectus that allows the parent to navigate around a school campus using the World Wide Web".
Ideal for parents that reside nearby but absolutely essential for parents that reside afar, particularly overseas. Using patented technology the Visual Tour allows the prospecting parent to navigate all school facilities by simply clicking on doors, windows, buildings or any object within the image or floor plan (why not try placing your mouse on the images above it will show you how the tour navigation points work even though they are restricted until you actually start the tour).
Why use a "Visual School Tour"?
With the best will in the world there is just not enough time for parents to visit every school, even when in the same proximity let alone when the schools are far apart.
Every year thousands of parents moving to or living in the United Kingdom need to find a private school for their children. From Kindergarten to Universities, selecting the right school is one of the most challenging and important decisions a parent has to make. Finding the schools to shortlist is a challenge as there are enormous amounts of information to sift through before deciding to make a personal visit.
For parents living a
considerable distance away finding a UK private school is a
logistical nightmare that consumes considerable time and
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