360-Degree Atlanta: Seeing another side of the city

360-Degree Atlanta
360-Degree Atlanta

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) launched 360-Degree Atlanta, a virtual tour of the city’s Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Eastside and Westside neighborhoods. The tour provides a bird’s eye view of various landmarks which establish Atlanta as a world-class destination for visitors.

“We don't just want visitors to see Atlanta, we want them to feel like they are here,” said Sheretha Bell, director of content and creative, ACVB. “Whether they are in the comfort of their homes, tilting their phones or tablets to fly up Peachtree Street or doing 360 spins in their chairs at work to walk around Centennial Olympic Park, they are one step closer to being here. Although nothing compares to the experience of actually being in Atlanta, 360-Degree Atlanta is the next best thing.”

Virtual tours give potential visitors a quick taste of a destination before they ever plan a trip or book a flight.

“The 360-degree view gives travelers, meeting planners and tour operators a better understanding of the locations of our neighborhoods while seeing the beauty of Atlanta,” said Fabio Musio, the developer and photographer for 360-Degree Atlanta. “More images from the ground will let users visualize themselves at several locations throughout the city.”

New features to the 360-degree view tool are in progress with plans to include videos and gigapixel, high-resolution zoom capabilities in the future. Additional shots of neighborhoods and streetscapes are also planned.

360-Degree Atlanta is now live on www.atlanta.net/360atlanta.