The following is a transcript of this video – Navigate Using the Project Contents Menu. Click on the embedded play button to start it. The video is high definition, and I recommend that you click on the expand button in the lower right-hand corner to play the video full screen.
When you are within the Grand Canyon Panorama Project, there are many ways to move around within it. The most direct way to navigate within the project is to use the project contents menu, which you can bring up by clicking the project contents button in the upper left hand corner of the screen, as I am doing now.
When you do so, the project contents menu will appear on the left, with your current location, which here is the North Rim, highlighted. Above the current location, indented entries will appear for any locations higher up in the contents menu tree, here just for the park as a whole. If your location is a map or trail, a numbered list of maps, panoramas, and trails that are within the area of your current map or trail will appear indented below the current location. Entries in the list that have numbered blue dots are sub-maps and trails, and numbered orange dots represent panoramas. Each numbered entry corresponds to another numbered dot that appears on the map, showing the location.
When you click on a numbered entry for a map or trail, as I am doing now, clicking on the entry for the North Kaibab Trail, the project will change location to that map or trail, and the project contents menu will still be displayed, but will be changed to match the new location. You can continue to interact with the project contents menu to drill up or down further. If, however, you want to interact with the current map or trail, such as to zoom in or out or scroll around, and want to get rid of the menu, simply click anywhere on the map, as I have done, and the menu disappears.
I’ve clicked on the project contents button once again to bring the contents menu back into view. When you click on an orange numbered entry for a panorama, as I am doing now, clicking on the Coconino Overlook, the project will take you straight into that panorama and the project contents menu will disappear. Again, you can always bring the contents menu back into view by clicking the contents menu button, as I have just done again.
We can see that the contents menu for a panorama location, like we are at now, is a bit different. We do again see the indented path of project locations within the contents menu starting with the top menu entry for the project as a whole, and continuing on down to our current location at the Coconino Overlook. But below the highlighted entry for our current location, we see a numbered list of panoramas. This is a list of all the panorama locations along the parent trail, the North Kaibab Trail, of our current location. The entries starti at the trailhead, and continue down in order to the last panorama on the trail, which for the North Kaibab Trail is the Black Bridge at the Colorado River.
I’m going to click now on the comment button in the upper right-hand corner of the page, which is going to take me directly to the gateway page for the current location, the Coconino Overlook. I’m scrolling up in the page to show the menu section that appears at top of the page, and note how the menu here on the Gateway page for the Coconino Overlook is very similar to the contents menu within the project at this same location. The hierarchical structures of the Gateway and contents menus are exactly that same, and there is a direct one-to-one correspondence between the entries in the Gateway and the project contents menu, and they are perfectly interchangeable for moving around within the project.