Glossary of Terms:
360° image: A photographic
image that provides a life-like 360° view
on a computer.
area map: a map of facilities
that may include multiple buildings as well
as other site amenities or locations.
auto-detect: The ability
of our servers to detect your Web site visitor's
computer settings in order to deliver your tour
images in the best format for their computer.
branding: The words, graphics
or symbols associated with your business, products
and services. These include your company logo,
slogan and Web site colors and fonts.
buttons, navigation buttons:
A link in your virtual tour that is designed
to look like a button. Clicking with your mouse
on a button will link to a new image or a new
area of the tour.
clickable content: Any element
of your virtual tour that can be clicked with
your mouse button to link to something else.
Examples include floor plans with clickable
spots that link to corresponding images.
drop-down menu: A list of
the images in your virtual tour that typically
appears directly above the images. To switch
between images, just drag your mouse down the
list and click when the image you want is highlighted.
floor plan: A drawing that
represents the layout of a room or building.
hosting: Housing your virtual
tour on a server that provides your Web site
visitors with uninterrupted access to your tour
at all times.
hot spot: A clickable spot
on a map or floor plan that links to a corresponding
HTML: The markup language
that creates Web pages.
Interactive Virtual Tour:
A virtual tour delivered via the Internet that
includes 360 ° images plus additional tour
elements like clickable thumbnail images, maps
and/or floor plans with clickable spots that
link directly to images of that area,
IVT still image, IVT 360° image:
See "still photography" and "360°
Java is a programming language that can be used
to deliver your interactive virtual tour 360°
images without downloading any additional programs.
The user's Internet browser (such as Internet
Explorer or Netscape) must be Java-enabled (accomplished
with a few mouse clicks) in order for these
Java-based images to be seen in this way.
link (also hyperlink): Text
or a graphic that, when clicked, jumps you to
a new Web page or a different place or element
of the current page, such as a different image.
navigation : A combination
of Web page elements that allow users to move
between pages. These elements may include drop-down
menus, buttons, links, clickable spots within
graphics or photos, etc.
plug-in: A small program
that can be added to your Internet browser to
extend its capabilities. Plug-ins typically
must be downloaded before they can be used.
print media still image, high-end print
media still image: See "still photography."
After taking photos, our professional imaging
staff uses advanced computer software to enhance
property map: A drawing that
represents the layout of buildings and/or other
facilities at one physical location.
QuickTime: A plug-in developed
by Apple Computer for viewing/listening to video,
photos and sound on the Web.
seamed images: A series of
still images that are carefully matched to create
a full panorama.
site map: See "area map."
Sometimes refers to an outline-type listing
of all Web pages on a single Web site.
still photography: Still
photography creates images that are static,
as opposed to a moveable 360°. All still
images are not the same and costs vary. Our
still photography options include:
IVT still images: Still
images for use within your virtual tour.
Print media still images:
Still images for use with printed brochures,
folders, handouts, etc. These require additional
lighting and a much higher resolution.
Large print media still images:
Even higher-resolution images for banners,
thumbnail: A small image
that can be linked so that, when clicked, the
user can see the full image. These are a colorful
addition to your IVT navigation.
viewer: A pop-up browser
window that contains your IVT, including photos,
text and clickable content like maps, thumbnails
and floor plans. The entire window is custom-branded
to match your Web site.
viewer page: Your IVT is produced
in a pop-up browser window (see " viewer"
). That viewer may contain different pages
allowing the information you select to change.
For instance, you may want to have a clickable
map of your facility on the first page, followed
by a floor plan of a specific unit or room show
up when visitors click that room.
virtual tour: A series of
photos representing a business or location on
a computer. Enrich Media offers interactive
virtual tours that go far beyond simple photography.
Web still image: See "still
The person tasked
with maintaining your Web site.