Kbal Spean in Cambodia

Welcome to Places Of Interest.info: the ultimate panorama website of the Archipelagus network. Places Of Interest provides Panoramic Views of interesting sites from all over the world. Version 0.9 Public β contains more than 100 panoramic views of interesting places in 37 cities in 13 different countries on three continents.

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About this website

What you can find here is Version 0.9 public β of Places of Interest.info. This is not just another website with panoramic views, but we try to describe a place. So you will not only find nice panoramic views but you will find a satellite picture where the place is marked as well as you will find some information about the place, useful links and a short text by the author why he thinks that this place was interesting enough to present it by this means.

The most important thing to understand a spacial situation is the connection between the panoramic picture and the satellite image or map. This is the reason why we implemented maps.google in our website to have an overview of the place where the panoramas have been taken. So this part of the website was the first thing we worked out.

Read more about this website project on www.archipelagus.de!

The future of this website

Version 1.0 will offer more possibilities for navigation f.e. by topic and by author. We will implement a search function and try to apply random display. We will also provide interactive Panoramas as Quicktime and Java based solutions.

Read more about the future of this website on www.archipelagus.de!

The technology of this website

The basis for this website is a special XML-language to describe places: POIML. This XML language contains some aspects of other XML technologies like XLink, XHTML,RDL, SVG, Google KML or GPX. The content of the POIML documents is transformed into this XHTML based website using XSLT and Cocoon.

Read more about the technology of this website on www.archipelagus.de!