New tech allows exploration of Middle Island and Flagstaff Hill from home
Middle Island and Flagstaff Hill can be explored from anywhere in the world thanks to two new digital experiences launched just in time for the school holidays.
For the first time since the islands closure to the public in 2006, people can now experience the hidden world of wonder that is Middle Island, using augmented reality.
The Middle Island experience uses new photogrammetry technology that pieces together hundreds of high-resolution drone photographs.
This means that smartphone users can now place Middle Island in their own homes (in a virtual sense) and explore the many caves, find penguin huts and hangout spots of the guardian maremma dogs, with an incredible clarity and zoom capacity to spot details they may not otherwise notice from a simple picture.