The project is from Turismo de Lisboa, which wants to put the Portuguese capital in the mouth and on the screens of the world. For this, he created the Virtual Viewpoints of Lisbon, which allow him to make a virtual tour of the city, without leaving the front of the computer. The work was presented today.
In the menu of virtual visits are ten viewpoints of the city, which are available from a website where the user can look at Lisbon as if he were physically at the selected point.
In addition to the window where the panoramic obtained on the site is displayed, a map is provided that indicates the angle of the internet user’s “gaze” and to which area of the city he is directed. The offer also includes a photo album of the place.
Another feature – accessible via the “Know More” button – allows you to select buildings and heritage elements of interest, within the visual field, for which it generates, in real time, interactive 3D models. However, as far as TeK is concerned, this possibility is not yet available for all viewpoints.
Monte Agudo, Penha de França, Jardim do Torel, Parque Eduardo VII, Santa Justa Elevator, São Pedro de Alcântara, Graça, Nossa Senhora do Monte, Santa Luzia and Castelo de S. Jorge are the viewpoints that are accessible, with connection to from the Lisbon Tourism website.
The system, developed in partnership with Versus, also allows the Internet user to request the printing of a guide on the elements that interested him, a map and a supporting text, in order to facilitate (and stimulate) a visit to the place – this time made using traditional means, rather than the computer.