Westfield State students using Google Liquid Galaxy

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield State University is taking Google Maps to the next level: Big screen and 3D.

Using the “Google Liquid Galaxy,” students can now virtually visit locations around the world. Fly under and over the Golden Gate Bridge, or navigate mountains and the ocean floor.

Students can access this immersive geographic experience that utilizes a panoramic system with wrap-around screens, and go anywhere in the world from the school library.

Dean Tom Raffenperger said, “Art students can go to an art museum somewhere.  See works of art.  Walk right up to them.  Walk around the museum, and just explore in a way that they cant do from here.”

Dean Raffensperger told 22News the Google Liquid galaxy is a very effective educational tool because it combines learning with fun.

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