WebVR Panoramas

The WebVR panoramas are intended to be viewed with a head-mounted VR display, like the Oculus Rift or a Google Cardboard viewer. The WebVR content is also viewable on the monitor of a desktop or laptop computer but may appear to have an odd perspective at times.

Click here for the WebVR panorama galleries: http://lookabout.net/vr

 

HTML5-based Special Collections

The following panorama collections are viewable on desktops, laptops, and tablets. May be difficult to navigate on a small screen mobile device.

 

A Look Around Redlands

20+ panoramas

Selected points of interest in Redlands, California presented in Esri Story Map format.

 

A Look Around Little Petroglyph Canyon

4 panoramas; many pictures; April 13, 2014

Images of the Coso Rock Art District near Ridgecrest, California.

 

This presentation was originally done in Esri Story Map format but was reworked to remove the map after concerns were raised about the detailed location information it provided.

 

 

HTML5-based Panoramas

The following panoramas are viewable on desktops, laptops, tablets, and small screen mobile devices.

 

The Ancient Native American Southwest

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The panoramas in this collection cover some of the sites in the American Southwest where Native American communities thrived many hundreds of years ago.

 

 

 

Blue Mountain

Grand Terrace, California

3 panoramas

Blue Mountain is a prominent peak in the long range of hills that bound the southern edge of the San Bernardino Valley. Rising high above the neighboring town of Grand Terrace, Blue Mountain has managed to retain a feeling of wildness despite being saddled with communications towers and a dirt road to service them. Amid its ridges and fields of granite boulders, a variety of wildlife thrives, including coyotes, rabbits, rattlesnakes, wild donkeys, hawks, and falcons. Even the occasional deer and mountain lion have been known to pass through. Although it is surrounded by a veritable sea of urbanization, it offers visitors a unique feeling of solitude and separateness, along with striking views of the Inland Empire’s cities and the mountains that encircle them.

 

Although most of Blue Mountain is privately owned, an organization called The Friends of Blue Mountain is working to establish a wilderness park here.

 

 

Redlands, California

20+ panoramas

These panoramas are from the “Look Around Redlands” special collection (above). They are duplicated here for easier viewing on small screen mobile devices.

 

 

Flash-based Panoramas

Viewable mainly on desktops and laptops. To view the panorama collections below, your browser must support Flash.

 

 

 

 

Blue Mountain

Grand Terrace, California

94 panoramas (more to come); April/May 2012; January 2013

 

This Southern California hill country is open to the public once a year on Blue Mountain Day but you can use this panorama collection to explore it any time.

 

 

 

 

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Collinsville, Illinois

9 panoramas; 6 detail screens; December 22, 2012

 

A thousand years ago, centuries before Columbus’ voyage, a city of over 10,000 people sprang up just a few miles east of present day St Louis, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

Chico, California

22 panoramas in four collections; May 19, 2013

 

Chico is a beautiful community located at the north end of California’s central valley. These panoramas cover Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park, Bidwell Mansion State Park, and the California State University at Chico.

 

 

 

 

Guachama Rancheria

California Historical Landmark #95

4 panoramas; 1 detail screen; June 10, 2012

 

Guachama Rancheria was a Native American community located in what is now Loma Linda, California.  Unfortunately, nothing visible remains of the original village.

 

 

 

 

 

Hemet Maze Stone

California Historical Landmark #557

3 panoramas; 2 detail screens; November 11, 2012

 

Hidden away in the hills above Hemet California is an ancient Native American pictograph of a maze.

 

 

 

 

Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Valley Trail

55 panoramas; 16 detail screens; June 23, 2012

 

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. It spans portions of the Mojave and Colorado deserts. The Hidden Valley trail loops through just a mile of the park’s vast and diverse expanses.

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Crest

California Historical Landmark #1019

10 panoramas; 2 detail screens; February 25, 2013

 

Built in Redlands California back in 1897, Kimberly Crest is a beautiful Victorian mansion designed in the French “chateau” style.

 

 

The Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Redlands, California

7 panoramas; 13 detail screens; February 25, 2013; April 26, 2013

 

The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is a museum and educational center devoted to President Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Their extensive archive includes rare pamphlets, newspapers, maps, photographs, coins, stamps, and other artifacts from the era.

 

 

 

Mendocino, California

3 panoramas; more coming; August 12-13 , 2013

 

Just three of the many points of interest along this beautiful stretch of the Northern California coast: the Mendocino Headlands, Buckhorn Cove, and Navarro River Redwoods State Park.

 

 

Montezuma Castle National Monument

11 panoramas; 13 detail screens; December 19, 2012

 

Montezuma Castle is a Native American cliff-dwelling located in Central Arizona. Despite being nearly a thousand years old, it is one of the best preserved structures of its kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Canyon

Mecca Hills Wilderness, California

14 panoramas; more coming; 3 detail screens; April 28, 2013

 

This fascinating canyon is a true geologic museum.  The hills have been twisted and tossed by the activity of the nearby San Andreas fault, and then artfully carved by water and wind.

 

 

 

Panorama Point

Redlands, California

5 panoramas; no detail screens; December 31, 2012 & May 12, 2013

 

Panorama Point is a scenic overlook located in Redlands, California. The snow covered peaks in the initial view form the backbone of the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary

Redlands, California

39 panoramas; March 10, 2013

 

This beautiful nature preserve spans 200 acres of historic San Timoteo canyon. The Redlands Conservancy manages this preserve and accurately describes it as “a place where both wildlife and human life can find refuge from the chaos of civilization”.

 

 

 

Transpolar Flight Historical Marker

1 panorama; 2 detail screens; November 11, 2012

 

On a quiet day in 1937, a strange aircraft with massive red wings and only a single engine suddenly appeared in the sky over the small town of San Jacinto California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Iowa, Los Angeles, California

1 panorama; 3 more coming; May 26, 2013

 

The USS Iowa is the lead ship of America’s fastest and most powerful class of battleships. Although still part of the Naval Reserve Fleet, it is open for tours at the Port of Los Angeles.