In Natchez, Miss., the Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking at tourism through a different lens - literally. Hannah Durkin, the bureau's interactive marketing manager, is experimenting with Google Glass to provide users with a totally new experience of the city, the Natchez Democrat reported.
When Durkin recieved an invitation to use the device, worn like a pair of eyeglasses and controlled via verbal commands or a touchpad, she was eager to interact with the technology -- and see how she can use its photo and video capabilities to introduce tourists to the area.
“By going around and taking pictures of things around town, it gives visitors a chance to see Natchez through the first-person perspective”, Durkin told the news outlet. “I think it’s all about promoting Natchez in a way that it hasn’t been promoted before -- through the eyes of a visitor -- to give you a different perspective of what you would experience normally.”
Durkin is also considering hosting a variety of tours -- and even a unique hashtag -- made for those visiting the area and wearing Google Glass.
View Full Story
In Our Library
White Papers |
Exclusives Reports |
Webinar Archives |
Best Practices and Case Studies
- Maintain Your IT Budget with Consistent Compliance Practices
Between the demands of meeting federal IT compliance mandates, increasing cybersecurity threats, and ever-shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for routine maintenance tasks to slip among state and local government IT departments. If it’s been months, or even only days, since you have maintained your systems, your agency may not be prepared for a compliance audit—and that could have severe financial consequences. Regardless of your mission, consistent systems keep your data secure, your age
- Best Practice Guide for Cloud and As-A-Service Procurements
While technology service options for government continue to evolve, procurement processes and policies have remained firmly rooted in practices that are no longer effective. This guide, built upon the collaborative work of state and local government and industry executives, outlines and explains the changes needed for more flexible and agile procurement processes.
- Fresh Ideas In Online Security for Public Safety Organizations
Lesley Carhart, Senior Information Security Specialist at Motorola Solutions, knows that online and computer security are more challenging than ever. Personal smartphones, removable devices like USB storage drives, and social media have a significant impact on security. In “Fresh Ideas in Online Security for Public Safely Organizations,” Lesley provides recommendations to improve your online security against threats from social networks, removable devices, weak passwords and digital photos.
Latest From Digital Communities Features