Incorporating 360° Virtual Reality (VR) Technology at the
CSU Desert Studies Center

This site is designed as a resource for providing "virtual" exploration of the California State University (CSU) Desert Studies Center (DSC). The DSC is located off of Interstate 15 at the Zzyzx exit and serves as a field station and desert resource for CSU faculty and students engaged in the study of desert biomes in Southern California.

Virtual Reality (VR) is produced by "stitching" a series of images together into one panoramic image then transforming that panorama into a 360° VR tour using a software program such as Adobe Flash. Adding multimedia objects such as still images, video, audio and html to a photographic VR creates an interactive, engaging learning environment to explore.

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Early morning sunrise over the lakebed at the Desert Studies Center