Virtual Tour FAQs

We’ve collected a few of the most common questions people have when it comes to our virtual tours. Can’t find an answer to a question you have? Let us know, we’ll answer it and may even add it below!

Bespoke Virtual Tours

We're CAA licensed and fully insured for our drone flights and we do this in house, with no 3rd party operators. We adhere to the law, which means we perform a risk assessment before any drone flight. There are certain restrictions when it comes to drone flights so please include the address of the location being captured when asking for a quote.

Information points are interactive elements we can add to your tours that contain additional still imagery, copy, video or URL links to other parts of the tour or your website. These can be small and succinct, or more advanced and packed full of information on the area being viewed. You can add multiple information points to each 360 scene or tour overlay. We can even develop a built in CMS to allow you to edit your own content.

Absolutely. Although most of our projects start with either an aerial drone scene or an illustrated map, we can design your 360 virtual tour project to begin with a video, still imagery or some text describing your location.

It takes our professional photographers 1-2 minutes to shoot an individual 360 scene. This does not include the time it takes to ensure the area is ready for shooting. This may include moving chairs or furniture, clearing any boxes or storage away and removing personal items rom the area. We provide you with a preparation guide before each shoot takes place.

Absolutely. Your tours can either be free of people, focusing on the spaces themselves, or packed full of your staff, students, scientists or even animals! We will provide you with the best advice dependant on the setting of each area.

Yes, we can. As standard we remove blemishes such as floor stains and wall scrapes/scuffs. We blur out information you may not want to display and can even remove pictures or posters that you didn't take down on the day of shooting. For a small fee we can even perform complex edits such as removing large items from a room or removing vehicles from external shots. Our most complex edit performed to date included removing scaffolding from a building and adding in windows to match the rest of the facility!

This is very much dependant on the size and complexity of the virtual tour. Small projects can be completed in as little as 2-3 working days. Large projects may take 3-4 weeks. We can also work to your deadlines, so be sure to let us know what these are before project commencement.

We can either send you the finished virtual tour for you to host yourselves or we can host it on our specialist content servers free of charge. We can work with your web developers, but embedding the virtual tour on your website is as easy as 'copy and paste'.

 

Google Street View Virtual Tours

No, each Google Street View tour is hosted on Google Maps, and don't have any additional monthly hosting costs.

The size of the space dictates the cost of a Google Street View virtual tour. When asking for a quote please let us know the number of rooms you have, the amount of floors and if possible, the size of the floor space. If you have floor plans or architects drawings these are very helpful .

This depends on the size of the building being captured. A small high street shop could take our Google virtual tour photographer just 30 minutes to shoot, however a large venue could take multiple hours. For our Google Street View virtual tours we take an individual 360 scene every 10-15ft giving a full walk-through. The larger the building, grounds or venue, the longer it takes to complete the shoot.

Just a single Google virtual tour photographer is present when we shoot our Google Street View virtual tours.

Absolutely. Your tours can either be free of people, focusing on the spaces themselves, or packed full of your staff, students, scientists or even animals! We will provide you with the best advice dependant on the setting of each area.

Most Google Street View virtual tours are uploaded to Google Maps 24-48 hours after shooting. It then takes up to 24 hours for the tour to fully 'connect' on Street View.