Nanticoke River virtual tour online

View the river as a slide show on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

The Nanticoke River flows 64 miles through Delaware and Maryland to Tangier Sound and the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Conservancy and Terrain360 virtual tour provides an interactive kayaker’s-eye view of the entire river. There are views of places on several tributaries, such as Laurel River Park on Broad Creek. To view all virtual tours, visit terrain360.com.

The conservancy and Richmond-based Terrain360 deployed a one-of-a-kind pontoon boat, with six cameras mounted 10 feet above the water’s surface to capture high-resolution, 360-degree images every 50 feet. Terrain360 stitched the images together to create a digital image map of the Nanticoke.
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Virtual kayak the Nanticoke River

Phil Miller will never forget the day he kayaked the Nanticoke River and a bald eagle swept in and plucked a fish from the water.

“It was so cool,” he said. “It was right next to me.”

Miller, an Annapolis resident who works for Delaware’s Watershed Assessment Section, said he is “all about the Chesapeake Bay” and the Nanticoke River is one of his favorite places to explore.

“It’s one of the most pristine rivers I’ve ever had the opportunity to paddle,” he said.

Now, you can experience the Nanticoke and two other major tributaries of Chesapeake Bay without ever getting wet. Continue reading Virtual kayak the Nanticoke River

Virtual Tour: Explore The Ghost Fleet Of Maryland’s Mallows Bay

Follow the Potomac River about forty miles south of the District and you’ll find more than 200 decrepit, wooden ships lurking around a bend.

The waters of an inlet called Mallows Bay hold one of the area’s most otherworldly scenes. Most of the vessels have been swaying in spot since just after World War I, slowly sprouting greenery from their decks and converging with the surroundings. Last month, President Barack Obama proposed making Mallows Bay and an 875-square mile portion of Lake Michigan the first new national marine sanctuaries in 15 years.
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‘Ghost fleet’ offers treasure trove of wildlife, history in the Potomac (Photos)

NANJEMOY, Md. — Hidden beneath the waters of the Potomac River are dozens of sunken ships known as a “ghost fleet” that sailed from the Revolutionary War to after World War I, and now, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy, the public can experience these underwater ships and the unique ecosystem that has grown around them from their desktops.
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Take me to the river; Susquehanna being digitally mapped

HARRISBURG, Pa. –The Chesapeake Conservancy and Envision the Susquehanna have hired a team from Terrain360 to digitally map the entire Susquehanna River.

The river is the longest on the East Coast. The team is using a boat equipped with six DSLR cameras to take photos. The cameras are mounted ten feet in the air and take 360-degree images about every 50 feet. The pictures will be stitched together to create a digital image map of the entire river. Continue reading Take me to the river; Susquehanna being digitally mapped

Crew photographing length of Susquehanna River expected to hit Harrisburg Saturday

At more than 440 meandering miles through three states, the Susquehanna is the longest river on the eastern seaboard. For a month this summer, a crew has taken to documenting all of it.

As part of a project to create a digital rendering of the Susquehanna, a rotating crew has been traveling along the river photographing the waterway as they voyage from the central New York village of Cooperstown, south to where the river’s waters empty into the Chesapeake Bay.
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A small boat is mapping the entire Susquehanna River as we speak

A small boat is traversing the length of the Susquehanna River, from upstate New York to the Chesapeake Bay, for mapping’s sake.

The Chesapeake Bay Conservancy and Richmond, Va.-based mapping outfit Terrain360 teamed up for the summer river cruise. For now, the focal point is a vessel outfitted with six cameras, which take pictures of the Susquehanna River every 50 feet during the trip. There’s some room left for people, too, as a rotating crew will man the boat.
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Chesapeake Conservancy mapping the Susquehanna River

WILKES-BARRE — You might see something strange floating down the Susquehanna River in the near future.

The Chesapeake Conservancy has deployed a one-of-a-kind, handmade boat equipped equipped with six cameras to capture images along the entire length of the river.

The goal? To create a comprehensive, digital map of the Susquehanna River. Continue reading Chesapeake Conservancy mapping the Susquehanna River