EveryScape Introduces Virtual Search of Real-World Cities

EveryScape, a developer of interactive, local search using 3D mapping and digital photography, on Monday announced the launch of “The Real World Online,” which allows users to explore recreations of cities created using stitched-together digital photos.

Initially, EveryScape offers recreations of New York, Boston, Miami and Aspen, Colo.

The company’s service lets users explore city landmarks, travel any street, find businesses by category or name, and look up any location, with links to complementary sites like Yelp, Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia and Yahoo Local.

Everyscape is also partnering with local businesses to create their listings, charging fees for uploading additional photos of interiors.

“It’s more than just reading about a place or ‘walking’ down the streets of a city or town — we’ll take you inside to see exactly what it’s like to be in the midst of Times Square, walk through the hottest hotel in Miami and onto the beach, or to ride in the gondola in Aspen,” said Jim Schoonmaker, president and CEO of EveryScape.

Waltham, Mass.-based EveryScape said it has received venture capital from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Fisher New England, Draper Atlantic and Launchpad Venture Group.

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