Ryde, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 10, 2009 -- Its aim is to raise the profile of the Island's tourism possibilities to the highest possible rankings within the major internet search engines and in doing so, put the Isle of Wight firmly - and collectively, as a destination - on the map of the World Wide Web.
Island Eye has been developed along similar lines to Google Earth. While the concept of mapping a specific historic or tourism point of interest to an exact location on a Google Map is not new, Island Eye's presentation is comprehensive, intuitive and fun to use.
Island Eye History lets visitors easily find and learn more about local, historic points of interest and events that have occurred on and around the Island. It has been designed both to inform and educate as well as a means for users to discover further related information resources across the web.
Island Eye Events shows the numerous events that happen on the Island - from farmers' markets to major music concerts - month by month. Visitors can select their favourite category or type of event and the system will display all the information available, and, at a click place those chosen events in their own My Eye personalised account.
Island Eye Tourism Not just for those looking to find something for the kids on a rainy day, Island Eye Tourism lets you select from over 100 different categories. There's even one called "Inclement Weather"...handy! Island Eye are now adding holiday accommodation, attractions, utilities and public services, making them all available for the user to print, save, email and generally organise days out entire holidays.
"In time Island Eye will become the resource for local searches too - whatever Island residents need - from emergency plumbers to florists," Sean Colson of Island Eye, based in Ryde. "For now we're proud of what we've achieved in pushing the Island's worth out into cyberspace and delivering harder for local businesses than promotional materials have ever done in the past. Why not make this available to tourists at kiosks in Tourist Information centres and hotel foyers"