Category Archives: Patapsco River

Take a virtual tour of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor

WASHINGTON — The Chesapeake Conservancy has teamed up again with a Richmond virtual tour company to map and record 92 miles of the Patapsco River, including Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

 The virtual footage includes 360-degree views of the river and follows the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.
 The conservancy has also worked with Terrain360 to provide virtual tours of other waterways that feed into the bay including the Rappahannock and the James rivers and Mallows Bay, which is home to what is known as the “Ghost Fleet.”

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This virtual tour offers a boater’s view of Inner Harbor

After traversing the Susquehanna River last summer, Terrain360 decided its small boat with lots of cameras was ready for urban waters this year.

The Virginia-based firm and Chesapeake Conservancy came to the waters of Baltimore for their latest virtual tour, which has 360-degree views of Inner Harbor and the Patapsco River. Continue reading This virtual tour offers a boater’s view of Inner Harbor

Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River

An odd red raft, rigged with a 10-foot pole topped with cameras, will be cruising the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River over the next few weeks.

The Chesapeake Conservancy and a Virginia technology company are using the pontoon boat to create a virtual portrait of the harbor and river as part of a multiyear project to photo-map more than 3,000 miles of the bay and its rivers — think Google Street View, but on the water. Continue reading Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River

Custom Boat With 6 Cameras Shows Unique Perspective of Md. Watersways

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– From your couch, to a kayak, you can now explore nearly all of the Chesapeake’s waterways online, all thanks to a Maryland non-profit, bringing conservation into the 21st century.

A pontoon has traversed and photographed thousands of miles of Chesapeake Shoreline, documenting the view from the water in an unprecedented way. Continue reading Custom Boat With 6 Cameras Shows Unique Perspective of Md. Watersways

Chesapeake Conservancy Mapping Waterways Like Google-Street View

Since 2007, funky-looking Google Street View cars have been driving around the world giving users panoramic images from the street. Now, nearly 10 years later, a local nonprofit has been doing just that—but from the water.

Annapolis-based Chesapeake Conservancy created a 3,000-mile water trail as far south as the James River in Richmond, VA, all the way up to the tributaries off of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, like the Susquehanna and Patapsco rivers. With help from investors and new technology, the nonprofit is working to create virtual tours of those waterways to be accessed through its website. Continue reading Chesapeake Conservancy Mapping Waterways Like Google-Street View