Navigating the Site
You got here, so you have probably already discovered the basic menu system:
There are only a few other buttons on each page, here's what they do:
Click the "N" (for "North") to jump to the north end of the byway.
Click the upward pointing windy road sign to move one stop north, from your current position, along the byway. This sign does not appear when you reach the north end of the byway, because the only way to go from there is . . . south!
The international symbol sign for "Information" is a button that brings you more information about your current position on the byway. There you may find still photos, movies, history, or even other panoramas to explore.
Click the downward pointing windy road sign to move one stop south, from your current position, along the byway. This sign does not appear when you reach the south end of the byway, because the only way to go from there is . . . north!
Click the "S" (for "South") to jump to the south end of the byway.
Note: On our Home Page, the upward pointing windy road sign takes you to the north end of the byway, just like the "N" button and the downward pointing windy road sign takes you to the south end of the byway, just like the "S" button. Otherwise these buttons always work as described above.
To increase your navigation options, we have added another menu bar on each of the information pages (the pages you get when you click the international "Information" sign). That menu looks like this:
Again, if it wraps around, you should try a smaller font size. This menu helps you make a seamless journey through all of the main tour pages on this site. You can choose to go from one information page to the next or from an information page to the next panorama and from there to that panorama's information page and so on. The menu example shown above will take you to either the north or the south end of the byway or to our home page slide show.
Navigating Within Panoramas
Navigating a panorama is easy! Put your cursor on the picture, press the mouse button and drag (up, down, and all around) - you can turn to see everything around you! When your cursor changes shape, you have found a "hot spot". Click on it and you will move to the indicated spot for another view of the byway. Can't find the hot spots? Click, or double-click (depending upon the version of QuickTime you have installed), on the little arrow with the ? in the QuickTime viewer and the hot spots will light up (click it again to turn them off). Use the + icon (or shift key) and - icon (or Ctrl key) to zoom into or out of the picture. Notice that some hot spots won't take you anywhere. Instead they provide information about the view in the space below the picture.
Each panorama has an associated map. The map indicates your current position and the direction you are looking. You can click on any of the dots on the map to quickly jump to another location.
As you take your tour, you will be looking at full panoramas from various locations along the byway. These panoramas are typically around 250 to 300K and may take a little time to download - please be patient.
If you are looking for a challenge, try exploring the byway by clicking only on the hotspots within each panoramic photo itself. Dare to explore without a map! Some of the panoramas are accessible only from the map - can you find them?
To begin your personal virtual tour, you must be prepared. Rather than packing your emergency kit and putting on your boots, all you need for your virtual tour is Apple's QuickTime viewer properly installed on your computer. If you got here through our front door, you should be ready to go. If you try to view one of our panoramas and it doesn't appear to work correctly, your browser may not be properly configured to use QuickTime.
That's easy to fix:
If you need to download QuickTime, provide the information requested on Apple's web site and download the installer. Start the installer program and follow the provided instructions. The installer will be getting more files, so be sure to have your internet connection open while running it. Use the full install. It's a large file, but QuickTime does so many amazing things, you won't want to miss any of them!
- Open the QuickTime Settings control panel
- On a Mac, look for "Control Panels" under the Apple menu, then "Quicktime Settings"
- On a PC, look for "Settings" under the "Start" button, then "Control Panels" then "QuickTime Settings".
- If "QuickTime Settings" isn't there - download QuickTime and follow the installation directions, if it is there . . .
- Choose "Browser Plugin"
- Click the "MIME Types" button
- Make sure ".mov video/quicktime" is selected
- Click OK.
- Go back in our front door.
Ready? Choose our Home page to see a short slide show and begin your journey there. You may also want to start on our Navigation Map where you can choose to start your journey from any point along the byway. Have fun and enjoy your virtual stay!
This site was created with the help of several people and organizations. Special thanks to:
- Anders Tomlinson (tule-lake.com) for the introductory slide show, most of the other still photos, many of the sounds and a lot of creative advice.
- Joe Hunkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for some of the essential tools for this project as well as a great deal of encouragement and to Joe who personally manages the server that delivers this site to you.
- The Winema National Forest. The Winema contributed a great deal by allowing us to use some of the raw panoramic photography collected for the Virtual Winema National Forest project.
- Emilyn Sheffield of Chico State University who developed the image mark for the byway. It is the basis for our header bar.
- Brian O'Neil formerly of the Klamath County Department of Tourism for his support and encouragement.
- Cindy Deas and the Klamath, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Working Group for permitting the use of the Area map.
- David L. Solomon, Creative Director of SQUAMISH Media Group, Inc., who provided technical assistance at critical points in the development of this project.
- Lenny Orzol of the U.S. Geological Survey in Portland who developed the shaded relief map we degraded considerably for use in our navigation system and to Dan Snyder also of USGS Portland who made us aware of Lenny's work.
- Tom Patterson of the U.S. Park Service in Harpers Ferry, West Virgina, for the object movie of Crater Lake that is displayed on our Sun Notch information page.
- Mike McNeil, our guide to the top of Aspen Butte and Mike McNamara, our guide to the top of Mt. McLoughlin.
- Apple Computer Corporation for creating QuickTime, the software that makes all the magic happen.
- Jerry Haugen (email@example.com), of Global Creations Interactive Multimedia, who shot all of the panoramic photography, developed the graphics, conceived, designed and coded the site and put all the pieces together to create this tour for you.
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You do not have permission to:
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