Virtual Forest Tours

Virtual forest tours

360° virtual forest tours (VFTs), created by state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, contribute to advance academic e-learning, forest management and environmental awareness.

A virtual replication of real-world forest stands allows for repeatable experience in a specific area of interest, independently of the current weather conditions, season of the year or transport. The exchange of (detailed, computerized) academic knowledge in connection to forestry (e.g. types of vegetation and structural composition, growth over time, or effects of natural disasters) can be fostered by the opportunities offered by 360° VFT.

The 360° VFTs offer visual impressions of environmental conditions at a particular geographical location that can be compared with each other. This makes VFTs a holistic and comprehensive medium for understanding the complex interdependencies that exist within a forest ecosystem. The level of immersion provided by 360° VFTs cannot be accomplished by traditional textual or photographic learning materials.

Take a walk on the wild side - digitally

Explore our forest virtual tours
Making calamity areas accessible

IFEM students Merlin Hartwig and Timm Dörder take us on a virtual...

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The Digital Forest Lab Haselberg is online

It4Forest congratulates Nele L. Römer and Evelyn Wallor for establishing a fantastic...

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Study forests from your screen

Virtual Forests Twins based on 3D point cloud data allows studing forests...

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A conceptual framework for 360° VFT production

360° virtual forest tours (VFTs), created by state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, contribute...

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“Welcome to our forest”

In the framework of the BioEcoN project the VNU students Doan Manh...

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Marteloscope – learning tool documented

HNEE students Torben Föhrder and Lina Wernicke from Eberswalde University for Sustainable...

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Discover Resources on Virtual Tours
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Discover different resources on virtual forest tours below:

The German congress of geography saw a session that showcased  immersive visualisation techniques in education.

Prof. Jan-Peter Mund and HNEE graduate Torben Foehrder were guest in the “The Versatilist” podcast of The Immersive Learning Research Network.

Read an article that summarizes the advantages of 360° VFTs for forestry education in an academic context.

The Virtual Forest project was enhancing online, distance and blended learning in the forest sector. Discover more.

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