Along with the Clayton County (GA) Police department, Clayton County Public Schools will be presenting a project developed by public relations spokesman Paul Kraack and computer teacher Tom Bruton of M.D. Roberts Middle School. The program is a virtual tour of the seven county high schools and uses QuickTime Virtual Studio.
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The tours will be store on a CD housed at the swat teams headquarters. In case of a situation where the swat team/police are needed inside, this tour prevents the officers from going “blindly” into a building, according to Bruton. The program relied heavily on Apple’s hardware and software. The tours were shot using an Olympus camera, stitched together with Apple QTVR Studio, placed with a map using SQUAMISH software and viewed by the swat team on an iBook.
“Basically the schools layout on a CD would be accessible to the team onsite via a CD played on their iBook so a person outside could ‘literally walk’ a person thru the build via remote site,” Bruton told MacCentral. “We are hoping to share this valuable tool and procedure with schools across the United States,” Bruton said.
Anyone interested in more info can contact Bruton by e-mail.