Google Earth Interface Digital reconstruction of the Church Family buildings showing extant and mid-19th century structures.
Google Earth Interface 3D digital models of extant and demolished buildings in the Church Family site.
Google Earth Interface Street view looking north on Meeting House Rd. On top of the buildings, the icons to access the information boxes.
Google Earth Interface Information box about a demolished Shaker building.
Google Earth Interface On the bottom left, the controls for the guided 3D tour of the Shaker site in a pre-programmed fly-through.
Google Earth Interface One of the four digital reconstructions of the Church Family, showcasing the probable site configuration in 1838.
Google Earth Interface Each period represented in the 3D timeline offers a guided tour through the digital reconstruction.
Google Earth Interface Overlay demonstrating boundaries and areas open to the public of the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District.
Google Earth Interface Information boxes accessed by clicking on icons that deliver geo-located content.
Google Earth Interface Historical map overlay matching present day aerial view, creating multiple references to interpret the site evolution.
Google Earth Interface Information box featuring the key data source to recreate the probable configuration of the site in 1838.
Google Earth Interface In the map tour interface users access guided tours through the historical maps and the district aerial view.
Google Earth Interface Geo-positioning references from a historical map in the 3D globe brings new interpretations of archival resources.
Google Earth Interface Overlay of historical aerial photographs with schematic 3D representation of the surviving buildings (yellow).
Google Earth Interface Each timeline, map and aerial photograph may be explored through unique pre-programmed guided 3D tours.
Google Earth Interface Preset view of the digital reconstruction matching the approximate point of view of a historical photograph.
Google Earth Interface Exploring archival imagery embedded into the 3D representation of the historical site.
Google Maps Interface Map view showing the boundaries of the Church Family site, location of existing buildings, and landscape attractions.
Google Maps Interface Search box to locate points of interest in the Shaker site supports filter keywords.
Google Maps Interface Satellite view showing the tour path and icons marking the points of interest.
Google Maps Interface Information boxes deliver geo-located content by clicking on icons distributed through the map.
Google Maps Interface Information box displayed on map view.
Google Maps Interface The connection of people with places allows stronger associations with the historical site.
Google Maps Interface Information box showing a historical photograph positioned in the approximate original point of view.
Buildings The evolution of buildings in the site is showcased by a set of 3D digital reconstructions. Render of the pioneer buildings in 1798.
Buildings Existing Shaker structures in the Church Family as portrayed by the 1838 historical Buckingham Map.
Buildings Buildings that remained in the Church Family after the Shakers sold the property.
Buildings Surviving Shaker buildings and the Ann Lee Powerhouse (leftmost structure), built upon the 1850 School House.
Buildings Collection of 3D digital models of existing buildings in the Church Family, available at the Google 3D Warehouse.
Buildings Web page of the 1848 Meeting House in the Google 3D Warehouse.
Buildings Digital models of the extant buildings included in the ‘3D Buildings Layer’ of Google Earth.
Photos Interactive interface combining historical images with present photographs presenting similar viewing angles.
Photos Geo-located photographs near the Church Family uploaded to Panoramio and available in Google Maps and Google Earth layers.
Photos Information box that provides access to photographs uploaded to Panoramio.
Photos Image gallery with selected recent photographs available through Flickr.
Photos Sample photograph of a historical structure available through Flickr.
Photos Image gallery with selected panoramas available through Flickr.
Photos Collection of photographs of the Church Family at Flickr.
Rentals Support page for the rental properties in the Shaker site, featuring interactive map, building plans and 3D models.
Master Plan Set of drawings of the Site Master Plan overlaid on the Google Earth virtual terrain.
Master Plan Schematic 3D digital models included as references in the interactive visualization of the master plan outcomes.
Master Plan Google Earth overlays and 3D models, used as tools to disseminate and facilitate the understanding of the Site Master Plan.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Virtual Watervliet mobile website homepage. RIGHT: Project banner.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Support for planning the visit to the historical Shaker site. RIGHT: Hours and key visitor information.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Information about properties available for rental. RIGHT: Map showcasing rental properties and parking locations.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Site history topics and access to maps with buildings by period. RIGHT: Sample history page.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Zoomable map featuring existing buildings on the site in 1838. RIGHT: Church Family site layout.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Selection of historical and present day images. RIGHT: Interface to browse sets of comparative photographs.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Map featuring the approximate location of major historical photographs. RIGHT: Exploring a historical photograph.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Menu to access biographies of key Shakers in Watervliet. RIGHT: Sample biography page.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Site walking tour guide. RIGHT: Map showcasing suggested tour path, points of interest and parking locations.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Map with site aerial view and clickable icons. RIGHT: Popup balloons that link to information pages.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Existing building page. RIGHT: Demolished building page featuring a digital reconstruction.
Mobile Web App LEFT: Shaker music page. RIGHT: Music player with information about each Shaker song.