Bring your geo-story to life with charts, graphs, slideshows, video, voiceovers, and other rich media elements.
Media features can be selected directly by the user, or linked to other geo-story events to create a multi-media
Each chapter or subchapter loads a set of images, audio, or video clips that appear in the media window. Users choose
images from an icon menu in the current interface. ES v3.0 will allow you to activate media elements off of other
user actions, drawing attention to special features within the flow of the story.
The EARTHscope supports most common graphic, audio, and video formats (see content specifications for details) but practical
considerations demand using only those elements that best support and round out your presentation:
- Download Time: The ES is optimized to load elements as needed, rather than forcing the user to wait while the entire
geo-story loads. Still, user patience is a big consideration -- use the smallest files possible. CD and kiosk formats can
minimize this issue.
- Hardware Limits: User computer speeds and memory limit how much can be included before the presentation starts to slow down.
- Story Telling: Graphics and sound should support your story, not distract from it. ES is designed as an antidote for information
overload, letting people focus on the most important information. A few well-chosen pictures can be more effective than an entire
photo album in communicating your message.