Monday, May 14, 2018

The Santa Cruz School of Street View

Santa Cruz del Islote is a tiny island in the Caribbean. Despite being only 200 meters in length and 120 meters wide it is home to around 1,200 people. It is in fact one of the most densely populated islands in the world. How such a small island is able to sustain so many people is incredible. In fact we could all learn something about sustainability from the islanders of Santa Cruz del Islote.

The School of Sustainability is an amazing introduction to Santa Cruz del Islote and its people. It includes 3D map of the island and custom Street View scenes which allow you to fully explore the whole island. It also includes a number of video portraits of some of the people who live and work on Santa Cruz del Islote.

The School of Sustainability has a hugely impressive navigation system which allows you to explore the island and the individual lessons. All the custom Street Views and lessons are marked on a 3D map of the island. Click on any of these markers and the map seamlessly pans and zooms into the selected Street View scene. Click on the small map inset and the map will pan and zoom back out to show the overhead view of the island.

The custom Street View scenes also include markers which allow you to learn more about the islanders and view photos and other information about life on Santa Cruz del Islote. The lessons themselves are each short videos about individual islanders and how they contribute to life on the island.

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