Embedding Panoramas into a Blog: Westminster Abbey

This is an experimental post to see if its possible to embed a ‘click and drag’ panorama into a blog post using a flash based viewer.

Westminster Abbey is a work of outstanding architecture, constructed between the 13th and 16th centuries. The Abbey has been the location for numerous Royal Weddings as well as every Coronation since 1066. The building as it is today features the west towers which were completed to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor.

All being well you should be able to view the panorama below.

Click and Drag to look around:

We have over 100 panoramas on the blog so if this works for the majority of readers it could make a nice way to revisit some of the best…. (?)

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous - April 15, 2008

    Works nicely, how was it done?

  2. teillu - April 15, 2008

    It works for me! (Safari 3.1)

  3. nelsong - April 15, 2008

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  4. nelsong - April 15, 2008

    very nice! (firefox)

    I’m no pro but if this is somewhere in the HTML it would be nice if you could point us to it. I’d love to be able to include pano’s in blogger.

  5. Andy - April 15, 2008

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  6. Andy - April 15, 2008

    Of course i will – thats what the blogs all about 🙂

    Flying out the door to a conference now so i can put more detailed info online next week if needs be… but for now:

    1) Search for Flash Panorama Player
    2) Get it running and embed via an iframe into the blog

    Its also worth a search for Pano2VR

    I can put more online if people are interested – the booklet has tutorials for ‘Panoramic Planets’ and taking panoramas with a mobile phone btw…

  7. Mal Burns - April 15, 2008

    Works a treat Andy. Now if you can hyperlink hotspots to other panoramas? Lol.

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