Welcome to LookAbout.net!
This web site allows you to
explore some interesting places, including areas of natural beauty,
geologic interest, and historical significance. For each location, a set of
linked 360 degree panoramas are presented which provide a virtual tour of
the area. In the case of trails, the linked panoramas form a virtual hike.
The above panorama is just a
sampling of the many available on this site. You can use the
navigation buttons in the lower left corner of the panorama windows to look
around and to zoom in and out. If you prefer, you can also accomplish these
same things with a mouse or a touch screen. Hot links can be used to move to the next
panorama in a particular direction.
The “Panoramas” tab at the top of
this page can be used to list all the panorama collections.
A new panorama collection titled "The Ancient Native American Southwest" is under construction. More panoramas will be added as they become available.
WebVR content added for viewing with head-mounted displays, like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard viewers:
Look Around Redlands” (HTML5 content; Esri “Story Map” format; several new panoramas added over the last few months).
Lookabout.net has a companion
page under Google Maps:
All images and panoramas: Copyright © 2012-2016 Ben Parker, but
permission is granted to reproduce any of this site’s content for
educational non-profit use; a credit to Lookabout.net would be