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WVU Celebrates Geography Week With 3D Virtual Tours

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The first event, Deserts from Around the World, showed geography isn't just about looking at maps.

But if you enjoy taking a deeper look into world maps, there are also virtual tours of landscapes going on all week in the CAVE.

It's a system in WVU's Brooks Hall that produces 3D images of almost anywhere in the world.

"We use very sophisticated technologies to create that image in a three dimensional form and then immerse people in it. So what you're looking at here is a stereo image, so when you're looking at the image with stereo glasses in this CAVE, you're not looking at the image, you're actually in the image. It's like being a virtual helicopter flying through," said Trevor Harris, an Eberly Distinguished Professor of Geography.

Those tours are offered by request and it will be opened every day during Geography week at lunch time.

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