One of California's most prestigious retirement communities, La Costa Glen, wanted to give seniors a sense of what it would be like to live there. The 55 acre park-like setting of 77 villas, 29 garden villas, and 539 apartment homes, has a 5-star health facility, and is only two and a half miles from the Pacific ocean.
Start with a good idea
Don Kiel and the La Costa Glen marketing department wanted to create an interactive map to promote La Costa Glen. Don had a lovely stylized site map and beautiful color photos, and wanted a way to put these together and make the map interactive. His vision was to allow visitors on the web site to explore the neighborhood and tour the club houses using interactive maps and floor plans. He also wanted to show an interactive gallery with photos of the shops and cafes of the Forum at Carlsbad across the street.
Make it happen
Don was able to realize his vision using MapsAlive. Along the way he had a few questions and needed a little advice on the best way to implement his solution. He contacted MapsAlive tech support and I provided assistance. I was delighted when I got this email from him:
"You have provided by far the best support that I have ever had with any other hardware or software I have used."
Thanks Don! That's really nice to hear.
Enjoy the result
Prospective residents can now tour La Costa Glen online before visiting in person. Apparently they like it because Don wrote again to say “We have gotten so many compliments on [the map] and we are determined to add more photos and make it even better. Thanks again for your support in this project.”
You can see the La Costa Glen interactive map here: http://lacostaglen.com/VirtualTour/VirtualTourMain.asp.
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