Exploring a place virtually, before going there, is nothing new. We want to be sure about everything, and since the internet has become an important part of our everyday life, what better way to do it than seeing and taking a virtual tour of it. The platform for interactive visualization of Latvia – Latvia360.com was made by 360 degree tour creation company skatskat.lv It is a virtual Latvia, which gives everyone the opportunity to see the values that make Latvia proud. The platform allows you to see places where you have not yet been to, and ones that have been visited and have already left an impression.
Narrow old town streets with wooden and brick houses, those special places with the tastiest meals, which often only the locals know about, romantic alleys and small shops in every region of Latvia – skatskat.lv creative team has combined it by creating the virtual platform Latvia360.com. Cities like Cesis, Kraslava, Saldus, Limbazi, Liepaja, Jelgava, Tukums, Sigulda, Riga, Daugavpils, Iecava, Saulkrasti, Madona, Jekabpils, Rezekne, Ventspils, Kuldiga and other beautiful places of Latvia are all available on the innovative platform. The goal of the company is to expand the currently available cities and gradually add new ones.
The project was started in 2012, with separate, individual region visualizations being the foundation. After creating multiple region virtual platforms, we realized that, with the help of this kind of project, anyone has been given the opportunity to explore Latvian cities, regions and the most beautiful places before even going there. We want to ensure that, by using technology, physical is made virtual, so everyone can explore without being there.
Our goal is for our virtual platform to serve as a guide not only for tourists, but also as a tool for professionals such as entrepreneur or journalists. This unique and visual material is a great opportunity to showcase the most beautiful and important places, or to create walking routes. The users of our platform will appreciate the modern solution – see the desired locations in all of Latvia, regardless of location. The platform allows for better planning of tours and finding of hotels or entertainment. Latvia360.com is a virtual guide for anyone who needs it.
Latvia360.com allows for placing of a virtual tour on a homepage, blog site or even social media profile. It’s made to be accessible and understandable by anyone, be it a Norwegian tourist, wanting to walk the rural fields of Vidzeme, or a journalist, creating an article about Cēsis, now able to use virtual 360 degree tours instead of photos.
We encourage other cities and service providers to join in, in order to make it more accessible for future tourists.