Monday, April 26, 2010

New Version of Embedded Tours

Panoramic Earth provides the opportunity to use our virtual tours as embedded content in 3rd party sites, as described on our Use a Tour page. With the launch of the new site, the style and content of these tours has been updated and the new versions are now being automatically served to our current clients.

Changing Tour Height and Width
Due to popular demand we have added the flexibility for users to alter the height of the panoramas and the maps within the tours. Within the code the following parameters can now be set:
  • width - the width of the iframe (default = 600)
  • height - the height of the iframe (default = 750 for free tours)
  • maph - height of the map within the tour (default = 200)
  • panh- height of the panorama within the tour (default = 220)
Where to put the changes
The default code supplied do not include maph and panh perameters. These must be entered after the key= parameter in the code.

Standard code:
<iframe name="panearthtour" id="panearthtour" width="600" height="750" frameborder="0" src="
key=nDA4ZSBP6v9xRjHkF8RU5dMIsZupIz7T391486bd2c3630f1de37e338eda7f514">This tour of Oahu requires iframes. If you cannot see the tour then please go to the <a href=" States of America/Oahu">Oahu page on Panoramic Earth</a>.</iframe>
Amended Code (changes in red):
<iframe name="panearthtour" id="panearthtour" width="600"
height="880" frameborder="0" src="
&maph=300&panh=250">This tour of Oahu requires iframes. If you cannot see the tour then please
go to the <a href="
States of America/Oahu">Oahu page on Panoramic Earth</a>.</iframe>

  • The height of the iframe must be adjusted accordingly.
  • Some panoramas on the sight have heights around 300 pixels high. Setting the panh parameter higher than this may result in pixilation of some images on your tour.
  • In the future we will add a simple way of doing this as you create your tour on Panoramic Earth before you are given your code.
Examples of embeded tours can be found on:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Singapore - High Resolution Panoramas

360 panorama of Singapore City from Raffles Landing SiteRaffles Landing Site, Singapore. 360 panorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

There are now over 100, high resolution, 360° virtual tour panoramas from Singapore now on Panoramic Earth. These images cover many of the sights and attractions of Singapore city and the wider island. They show various shots of the skyscrapers around Boat Bay and Clarke Quay, but also the interior of many temples and churches, some from Singapore Zoo and some of Sentosa Island.

The latest image is a hand-held panorama taken inside the shark's tunnel at the Underwater World Attraction on Setnosa Island, shown below.

360 panorama from the shark tunnel of the Underwater World in SingaporeSharks Tunnel - Underwater World, Singapore. 360 panorama (c) Peter Watts - all rights reserved

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Panoramic Earth - New Site Launched!

Panoramic Earth (v3.0) is finally here. After months of planning and effort the new site has finally arrived. The site has many new features and a completely new look and feel, making it easier to navigate and more informative. Among the new features include:

  • Accepts Spherical as well as Cylindrical panoramas.
  • Faster loading flash panorama viewer.
  • Full screen viewing options of high resolution images.
  • Easy to follow upload interface.
  • Multi-language support.
  • Updated, faster Google maps.
  • Special Article pages.

This, however is not the end, we will continue working to add more features in the future. Please come and visit the new site, and leave feedback in the comments below. We would really like to know of development ideas you may have - you never know, we may well pick it up and add it to the next list! Happy viewing, Panoramic Earth Team

New Panoramas on Panoramic Earth