Category Archives: Rappahannock River

A View Worth Sharing

“People won’t fight for what they haven’t seen.” I think of those words as our runabout bobs up and down in the lee of an old oyster house where my husband Eric and I wait for Rob Campbell. The early morning ride across the Rappahannock had been a rollicking one, with an air temperature in the upper 40s and a fresh 15-knot wind from the northwest. Now we are nestled in McKans Bay with the sun on our faces, watching a pair of eagles circle over the cliffs and listening to the occasional fish slap the surface. Letting people see this view and others like it is why the Chesapeake Conservancy has partnered with Terrain 360° to complete a panoramic imaging of the Rappahannock from Port Royal to Deltaville. It is also why we have braved the unseasonable cold to rendezvous with Terrain 360°’s custom-designed, high-tech photography boat.  Continue reading A View Worth Sharing

Richmond cartography company giving Capt. John Smith’s sail trail a virtual update

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A quirky looking craft launched at Fredericksburg’s City Dock Monday will soon give people a virtual tour of the Rappahannock River.

Richmond-based cartography company Terrain360 is using a pontoon boat with a 10-foot high “mast” topped with six cameras instead of sails. They capture high-resolution, 360-degree images every 50 feet, which software will stitch together to create a digital image map.  It should be ready in August.
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Camera boat’s river map will be like a ‘Google Street View’

FEDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — People will soon be able to go online and get a virtual tour of a Virginia river system that Capt. John Smith explored in the 1600s.

The Richmond-based cartography company Terrain360 is using a one-of-a-kind boat equipped with six cameras to create a digital image map of the Rappahannock River, the Free Lance-Star reported (http://bit.ly/1rEkxwf ).
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