Virtual DorchesterFriday, January 15th, 2010
If you are new to Dorset and just want to see what Dorchester has to offer or you want to share the atmosphere of the town with friends and relatives you can now log on to our website and visit teh town without leaving the comfort of your own home!!
Dorchester is one of the first market towns in the UK to be part of a ‘Virtual town centre’ project that allows an amazing ‘virtual’ 360 degree tour of the town centre together with its main attractions and shopping areas.
Virtual Dorchester uses the latest in virtual reality software to give on-line visitors a taste of what is on offer in our Historic town. You can even go into the museums or shops to see what how they look on the inside before you visit.
The virtual tour went live this week and the feedback we have had so far is tremendous. We have a fantastic variety of independent businesses and chain stores, museums and leisure facilities that it seemed obvious it was time to put the town on the “virtual map”.
Using the Virtual Dorchester couldn’t be easier. You don’t need any additional plugins on your PC apart from Flash player. Navigate the streets by following the red arrows or move your mouse. Simply click on the white buttons to move to that location, or on one of the images at the bottom of the screen.
Wander around the local shops and attractions that have the virtual interiors.
Dorchester in Virtual Reality
The DBID has spearheaded this exciting new development and paid for the ‘virtual’ town. If you have a business in the Dorchester Town Centre area and would like us to add a “virtual tour” of it to those already featured please contact Phil Gordon for details – call Phil on 07799 494886.
The cost for a business to be hosted within Virtual Dorchester is normally £200 per year plus £29 per 360 view however to kick off the launch, the first 30 places are available for just £79 including one 360° internal view (additional 360° views are £29).
There are now just 15 subsidised places left after which the cost to link will be £200 + £29 per 360° view for a year.
Please call or email Phil to secure one of the remaining launch slots if you have not already done so.