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Watson's Mill Heritage Site

Digitally Showcase, Document, and Improve Accessibility

Showcasing the still-functioning aspects of Manotick’s flour mill was the main focus of our scan at this Ottawa heritage site. We created an immersive digital experience that allowed areas not normally accessible to the public, available to explore. This includes upper mechanical rooms of the flour mill and its’ cordoned-off water pump area.

The 3D tour is available online on the museum’s website and in-person at a computer kiosk, allowing those with mobility issues the freedom of virtually-visiting upper and lower floors.

Matterport 3D Tour
Using the Matterport Pro2, the immersive 3D virtual tour enables anyone to explore Watson's Mill online giving them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the space before visiting in person. For those with accessibility limitations, they can use the 3D tour to access areas/levels they wouldn't otherwise be able to experience. The 3D virtual tour is also a great way to document and preserve the museum in a digital format.
Google Street View
The scan was uploaded to the Google Maps platform as a Google Street View Trusted tour. These 360 images are prioritized by Google and complement Watson's Mill's Google My Business profile.
4K and Panoramic Images
We produced 4k images for the heritage building, giving them high-quality content of their space in its' as-is condition.