Herts County Show commissioned us to create sections of Google Street View around certain part of the County Show. We talked about the Show layout and used plans to map the most important areas to put on the map.
The Hertfordshire County Show is the biggest family day out in the County, offering free attractions, local food and drink, a “not on the High Street” shopping experience and the chance to “meet the farmer” and his farmyard animals, so it was a pleasure to be able to capture the buzz and excitement of the weekend with a 360 virtual tour.
Boasting a wide range of attractions, from a strong man tractor pull to sheep shows and a dinky derby, the event brings together 30,000 people from far and wide for a full weekend of cute animals, spectacular sights and lots and lots of food.
Can you see in the cab of this big tractor? Navigate around the show from here.
The Society behind the Herts Show was founded in 1801 with the aim of promoting farming and agriculture and all associated skills, crafts, trades and professions. The county show, which has been officially running for 134 years attracts about 35,000 visitors. The the two-day show is held at the Hertfordshire Showground in Redbourn each May fulfilling it’s key objectives.
What other animals can you spot if you navigate around the show from here? Can you see the calves laying down in the straw to your left?
Click on the number 2 and be transported to the nerve centre of the show, high above the tents and pathways with views of the countryside beyond.
We were referred to Sarah at the Herts Show by the lovely Joolz from The Virtual Marketeer. Joolz raved about Google Street View Photography when she visits the show insisted in putting us in touch.
Sarah understands how powerful the benefits of increased and consistent visibility on Google Street View, on Google Maps, are for the show year round. Using this product serves as a reminder to people throughout the year, not just when the show is coming up. As the show is held on the 70 acre Hertfordshire Showground site, there were an astounding number of shots to take to really convey the enormity of the show to visitors.
The shoot was a blast for us, we’re in our element taking imagery of animals and climbing on enormous agricultural machinery. It was also great fun engaging with all the traders in the Made in Herts tent and helping capture the event in our extra special style.
Farr Brew, who support WEB, by hosting the monthly breakfast meetings in their bar in Wheathampstead The Reading Rooms. Looking very busy here at their stall in the Made in Herts tent.
Capturing a 360 Virtual Tour of a whole county show is a great opportunity to really show what Google Street View can do on a larger scale. This gives the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society a fantastic tool to help sponsors and exhibitors of future years shows experience the magnificence of the event. In fact anyone can view the tour virtually via website, mobile or tablet. The virtual tour appears on Google Search, Google Maps and Google Earth too!
Above: Herts Young Farmers and their lambs!
The Herts County Show isn’t the first County Show we’ve had the pleasure of creating Google Street View for. Back in 2014 we created an extensive virtual tour all around the New Forest & Hampshire County Show.
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