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THE VIRTUAL TRAVELLERLINKS TO RESOURCES THAT SUPPORT THIS U3A PRESENTATION

Free eBook – “The Virtual Traveller” by Tony Whittingham
You can read this book online and/or download and print the book


How to use Google Maps. 5 tips using Google maps that include Time view for Street View, Mapping Options, And Crowdsoucing Maps. Published on Jul 7, 2014

The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online. Click the pull-down menu in the video screen's top left corner to view a range of 'Institute' videos/

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Here is a fun VIRTUAL TRAVEL game - "Smarty Pins" - from Google to test your geography and trivia skills in a range of categories. You start with 1,609 kilometers and questions ask you to drop a pin on the city that corresponds with the correct answer to the question. The goal is to correctly answer as many questions as possible before the number of kms reaches zero.

Did you know that you can measure the distance between points in Google Maps? Right-click on your starting point. Click Measure distance. Then click anywhere to create the path you want to measure. You can see 'right click' on the straight line between 2 points and bend it to follow a shape and obtain a a distance along the shape. See how far you went on your last walk.

VIRTUAL TRAVEL is the process of visiting, exploring and learning about a destination without physically travelling to the destination. BEING THERE WITHOUT GOING THERE

VIRTUAL TRAVEL may be used as a substitute for ‘real’ travel when factors such as health, cost, time, mobility and risk are issues.

VIRTUAL TRAVEL may be used as an adjunct to ‘real’ travel to assist planning and preparation and provide support whilst travelling.

VIRTUAL TRAVEL has been enabled and enhanced by recent hardware developments that include compact and mobile smartphones and tablets and an amazing plethora of software applications (Apps) that provide access to global photo, video and information sources.

Inspiration for VIRTUAL TRAVEL can be found from:

Breaking News: Where is it happening?

Reading Books: Where is the activity taking place?

Curiosity: Where in the world?

Holidays: Where are the best places to visit?

STREET VIEWS
1. Go to http://bit.ly/14zBWT3 and view a range of tours.
2. Go to http://bit.ly/102YFXx and visit world street view.

GOOGLE ART PROJECT
Go to http://bit.ly/13BGFaO and explore COLLECTIONS, ARTISTS, WORKS OF ART and WORLD WONDERS

GOOGLE EARTH BLOG
Go to http://www.gearthblog.com/ and receive information on the latest imagery and developments

TRIPOSO
Go to http://www.triposo.com/ and download (free) and get the App and explore a city.

THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL
Go to http://www.skyscanner2024.com/

TRAVEL VIDEOS

YouTube Travel Videos: 20 Best Channels To Follow
http://expertvagabond.com/youtube-travel-videos/

TOUR VIDEOS: http://www.tourvideos.com/
TRIP FILMS: http://bit.ly/1DYb7MO


VIRTUAL TRAVEL iPad Apps include:

GOOGLE MAPS and APPLE MAPS

National Geographic’s World Atlas: A global view of your location with map options and satellite photos.

Wikipedia Encyclopaedia: Information about all aspects of your destination, including history, culture, demographics, politics, etc.

Panoramio Travellers Photos: Photos at your location taken by other travellers. Also includes links to Wikipedia articles.

Google Earth: Fly over satellite images of your location and view 3D buildings and Google tours

PinterestCuration Boards: Curated information about your location from other travellers.

YouTube Videos: Videos at your location by other travellers.

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