Interactive South Africa documentary Sets First in Mapping Technology

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A new website launched today combines advanced techniques of aerial filming as well as state of the art mapping technology to create an unparalleled interactive experience. CountryBehindTheCup.com features new footage of South Africa, and will only be available to view for the next 3 weeks. Visitors are encouraged to express their views on the site and more material will be added if there is sufficient demand.

CountryBehindTheCup.com

This stunning comination of journey, documentary and map will only be viewable for the next three weeks

Interactive mapping specialists Earthware, and High Definition aerial filming experts Skyworks are today launching Avimap (Aerial Video Integrated Mapping) - a unique interactive video mapping experience of South Africa.

This is now available at http://www.countrybehindthecup.com and will be visible for a limited period of three weeks only.

By using a combination of HD aerial video and the latest interactive mapping technology, visitors can view stunning aerial footage of the 'Rainbow Nation' with a voiceover and interactive map, all completely synchronised on the desktop. The result is a whole new way of presenting location-based documentaries.

As Colin Mills, Director of Skyworks, the makers of the documentary, explains: “What we wanted to create was the perfect combination of journey, documentary and map. You can now see, listen and interact in a way which has not been possible until now”. http://www.countrybehindthecup.com is a 'living test'. Visitors are asked to join the forum and express their thoughts about the site. Depending on reactions, the site will have more material added. Currently only about 15 minutes of the 1 hour documentary is available on the site.

Neil Osmond, Managing Director of Earthware, the company behind the software, comments: “With Avimap we have brought video streaming and mapping technology together to create a highly visual and interactive user experience. To our knowledge this is the first time that this technology has been used in this way”.

Mydeo, experts in flexible content streaming are supporting the Silverlight streaming technology used in Avimap and are hosting the video for the duration of this test.

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