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PEOPLE can now take a virtual 360 degrees tour of the Shetland Library building thanks to a series of detailed 3D photographs.

Local company CASE Shetland used a Matterport Pro2 scanner to capture the images.

The company was tasked with surveying the building at Lower Hillhead, which opened to the public late last year.

It took around four hours to get all the images, and the survey showed the building has an overall area of 644 square metres.

Managing director Ewen Adamson said: “The equipment captures high definition photographic images, which means that many of the book titles on the shelves can literally be read directly from the model.

“We really hope people enjoy touring this fantastic new facility.”

A total of 214 ‘set-ups’ of the Matterport Pro2 were undertaken.

At each point, the equipment spins through 360 degrees, with multiple cameras shooting at once.

He added that the Matterport Pro2 can be used to produce detailed floor plans of buildings in a fraction of the time a traditional ‘measured survey’ would take.

Adamson said with images able to shared digitally, CASE Shetland has already been working with a team of engineers based in Aberdeen for an upcoming project using the Matterport virtual model.