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Winner of 2007 Sterling Community Award for Exceptional Service in a Home Based Business


Finalist for Science Technology and Innovation Award for New Media, 2006 from MISTIC*.

*Mid Island Science Technology and Innovation Council


You guys are pretty awesome! I've seen alot of VRT over the years, but the one you did for Yellowknife is by far the best.

Bill Ziegler

Technology Administrator, PBS


Thanks for the quick response. We were just relooking at your work and Al is in awe of how beautiful and real it is. He says it is the best he has ever seen! We will no doubt be using your services often in the future.


Don –

Project: Interactive Maps and floor plans for Real Estate project in the Boat Harbour Area



I have just spent the last couple of hours taking a virtual tour of downtown Nanaimo.  You are to be congratulated on an excellent presentation. Thank you.


Gunnar - Nanaimo Resident

Project: Nanaimo Virtual Heritage Walk


Excellent stuff.  This time I was able to navigate around no problem.  The whole experience is very immersive.  Congratulations on the project.


Bruce Anderson

Manager of Operations

Isee Media Software,

Tokyo, Japan


Nanaimo is ahead of most jurisdictions in having its heritage register on the web, and in having a public web 'window' into its GIS.  The missing bit (in my opinion) has been the linking of heritage register records to locations on the map.  Your 'Virtual Heritage Walk' project accomplishes this (for the downtown at least) and a whole lot more!  I think it is the best example I've seen yet that illustrates how GIS and the WWW can be used to support a very interesting and engaging heritage interpretation technique.

Neil –

Government of British Columbia, Canada

Project: Nanaimo Virtual Heritage Walk


Heritage Society of British Columbia Award Winners - 2003


Award of Honour



The City of Nanaimo has won an Award of Honour for its "Virtual Heritage Walk".

For several years, Nanaimo has worked hard to make its website a useful and engaging service. In August of last year, the City hired Enviroscopics to assist in creating a virtual heritage walk. Completed in November, it has become one of the website's most popular features.

Complementing the City's existing on-line heritage building database, the virtual walking tour allows the viewer to explore historic downtown buildings in a 360 degree image setting. The user can navigate by using either a 2D map of the City's downtown core, or entering one of six 360 degree image nodes placed at strategic street intersections. Heritage buildings can therefore be viewed in context. Visitors can also directly access information such as construction date, architectural style and the heritage value statement.

Not content to sit on their laurels, Nanaimo will continue to enhance the site with additional nodes.


Love the shots and all the work it took to get the dynamic range for some of the indoor images.  The heritage tour is nothing short of stunning. I am totally impressed!

Great shots of Nanaimo... MacMillan Park wow cool ... way cool.

It's great to see someone locally producing world class images!


Murray -


Hey, man. Cool website. Got dizzy after a while and puked on the keyboard.

Anonymous –


The Virtual Tours are fantastic! Congratulations to all. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy these "home tours" that will, hopefully, encourage them to get out and see the real thing!

Anonymous –


We chose our realtor as a result of seeing your virtual tour product on his website.

Richard –

Home Seller


“We in IT really love it. Thanks a lot Alan. Overall I think it looks awesome. Great Work.”


Harshem Manikum

IT Division

City of Yellowknife 2010

Contact Info:

Enviroscopics Services and Products
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
250 741 7983