Washakie County Library System has debuted three-dimensional tours of their Worland and Ten Sleep locations for patrons and virtual explorers to use. Scroll through library spaces, view artwork, and use tools such as dollhouse view or measurement mode to explore the library anytime, anywhere. You can even zoom in on the shelves to find your favorite author!
“It will make some people more comfortable as they come into the buildings because they’ll know the floorplan and have an idea of meeting spaces,” said Karen Funk, Washakie County Library System Director. “And statistics are available to see how many people have made a virtual visit.”
Credit for this new feature goes to Ten Sleep residents Tess and Don Anderson of Tess Anderson Photography. Using a special camera, the photographers were able to take a three-dimensional infrared scan of the locations and capture a series of panoramic photos of each space.
“For Washakie County Libraries, this includes roughly 1,600 images,” said Don Anderson of Tess Anderson Photography. “We then use a 3D data platform that incorporates GPS mapping and artificial intelligence to create a three-dimensional model. Together, these tools create the immersive 360-degree virtual tour that people view online.”
Visit washakiecountylibrary.com and click on the Take a Tour tab in the top right corner to get started. The models can also be viewed at their respective addresses in Google Street View through Google Maps.