Anglesey Abbey near Lode in Cambridgeshire, is a beautiful English country house and estate that was built upon the grounds of an old 13th century priory. It’s now owned and managed by The National Trust, but parts still remain occupied by decendants of Lord Fairhaven.
I first introduced 360 imagery to the National Trust back in 2009. Since then I’ve pioneered and championed this technology for them, and I’m currently the sole approved supplier of this type of media.
Over the years, they have asked me to shoot a number of 360 virtual tours of their properties for their main website. Normally, they do not want complete multi location virtual tours, but just enough imagery to whet the appetite of potential visitors and increase visitor footfall.
Since I introduced 360 imagery to The National Trust back in 2009, there have been considerable advances in web technology. First we produced the tours in Apple Quicktime VR, then this technology was superceeded by Adobe Flash and over recent years it has been updated to HTML5 technology. The old user interfaces have also changed, and we are currently working on developing a new user interface or ‘skin’. The new skin will use scaleable vector graphics (.svg) for the buttons and icons. This format resizes the buttons to display crisper and sharper on newer, high resolution retina displays.