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tylerphotos

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Sunday, July 26th 2009, 10:09pm

Ponca City Virtual Tour!

Hi! I was hired by the Ponca City Tourism to create a 15-panorama virtual tour of our great town, Ponca City, OK.
Enjoy!

Ponca City Virtual Tour


Nikon D80 + Nikkor 10.5mm + 360Precision Absolute
Tour creation: 30 hours
Panorama creation: 28 hours
Plugins used: Google Maps, Camera Controls
Pano resolution: 6600x3300 px

If you find any bugs, please let me know! I'm having occasional issues with zooming beyond maximum and flipping the panorama, and keyboard controls getting disabled.

Let me know what you think of it. It's my first real project in Krpano.

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Monday, July 27th 2009, 6:37am

It looks good.

I didn't get a chance to go through and try to nitpick everything ;-) but I did notice one small item...

when the menu with the thumbs is open, I click on the maps option... and it opens the big map. I then click on a location and switches to a small map and the new pano loads.

Now, when I hover over the google maps box I see "Click to use google maps"... I click it, nothing happens... click it again, then the map closes... click it again, map re-opens.

I'm pretty sure that the first click is "working" but that it's set to turn the map on.. which it already is. The second click closes the map since you've switched the action.

My suggestion - you have two buttons to initiate the map... see if you can get them in sync (it's a challenge, I understand)... also, see about changing the onhover showtext so that it really explains what will happen.

These can be considered small details... but can be things that create a better user experience.

Congratulations on the project... Ponca City should be happy.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Graydon" (Jul 28th 2009, 5:14am)


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Monday, July 27th 2009, 10:39am

As for me, it's clean. Good quality of visits. Good work.

What else ?



Ma *smile*

tylerphotos

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Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 4:31am

Thank you, both!

Graydon: Thanks for pointing that out. I've been wondering how to get it to work...I've got two different googlemaps plugins going, so perhaps I can use another action to reset the small map and its onhover information.

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Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 5:20am

I had a similar (term used loosely) map setup here... http://goto.marlincreek.com/kingsharbor

It uses a single map plugin and two other image based plugins to show the map as either large or small.

mapinterface.xml

The xml file I use for the map interface is attached... maybe it'll help.

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Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 7:23pm

Hey there,

I hadn't thought about using the switch command for anything but fullscreen toggling. That's a good idea to use it - thanks for your xml reference.

I'm still having the double-click problem. Using two different plugins makes it complicatedwhen you need to edit the code. *sad* There's a lot I might have missed, but I tried a couple approaches.

One used the switch method as you had, and the other was changing the onhover text to show "Open" and "Close" Google Maps. Even when it hovered "Close Google Maps", it still took a double click to make it work right. Not sure what to do, or if it's a big enough problem to keep trying to solve.


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Wednesday, July 29th 2009, 2:09am

very nice. great 1st tour. my first nit-pik is small. i would like to see the handcursor not appear over the borders on the sides. IMO when you see a hand it should indicate that something will happen if you click. borders should retain the regular cursor. helps indicate when something in the tour is important with having to draw attention to it in s distracting way. when i have more time ill be more critical but at first look that is my opinion.

tylerphotos

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Monday, August 3rd 2009, 9:56pm

Thanks, VN2009. It's a small change, but I think it really helps the tour!

Also, The tour is now fully online on Ponca City's Tourism website.

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Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 4:59am

Still like it! I think it is class A work. I do think the auto rotate kicks in a little to fast. I was zoomed in looking at things and it kept taking off on me. Also when it kicks in it is to fast. Slow it down a little let the view sink in. I would loose the hand cursor on the borders except for your logo at the bottom.

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Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:05pm

your tour is broken :( was gonna take another peek. maybe you are working on it now.

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Saturday, August 8th 2009, 2:04am

working now.