Minnesota State Park, Trail, and Water Trail Virtual Tours

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
December 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000
Project Overview

This project provides panoramic virtual tours of state parks, and panoramic plus video virtual tours of state trails and water trails. Each panoramic virtual tour is accompanied by an accessible/dial-up version highlighting the same scenes.

About the Issue

In an effort to reach out to an increasingly "wired" public wanting visual information to inform their trip planning decisions, Parks and Trails is aiming to ultimately have a virtual tour for every state park and state trail, and for selected water trails as well. These tours provide an immersive experience to the viewer, allowing them to observe selected scenes and locations from 360 degrees, or to watch a video of someone using a particular trail segment. This trip planning visual aid will help people select which park or trail they want to visit, and what to expect once they arrive.

Project Manager
First Name
Stefanie
Last Name
Otterson
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5576
Email
stefanie.otterson@state.mn.us