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WMU introduces 'virtual reality' campus tour

March 1, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The newest addition to the WMU Web is a "virtual reality" campus tour, featuring 360-degree views from some unique campus locations. The new tour uses QuickTime VR technology to provide full-circle views that are scrollable up and down, left and right.

The existing "picture postcard" tour of campus will remain available and will continue to be updated periodically with new photographs. It contains more than 70 still images of the campus and various activities.

Traditional picture tour: www.wmich.edu/wmu/tour

New virtual reality tour: www.wmich.edu/vrtour

The "virtual reality" tour offers visitors the opportunity to see places that are not easily accessible to the public, including the College of Aviation flight line and Boeing 747, Waldo Stadium from the field at the 50-yard line, and the campus valley from atop Sprau Tower.

Additional panoramas are in the works to be added during the summer.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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